One of the oldest churches in the city of Thessaloniki, Greece, is the Hagia Sophia. The first church built on its site dates back to the 3rd century though the current structure was built in the 8th century. Most of the church you see today is due to a restoration in the early 20th century after a fire. The church is an impressive Byzantine structure with beautiful wall paintings and elaborate mosaics. It is a popular religious place in the city.
Situated in the city centre, the church is accessible on foot from most areas of the city. It is a 10-minute walk away from the city’s train station.
Opening Times and Admission
The church is open to visitors daily and it is free to visit. The church expects visitors to wear long sleeve shirts and trousers when visiting.