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Armenian Church

Orthodox Armenian church with the characteristic architecture of Armenia.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1912)

    1902 Beginning of construction, designed by Vitaliano Poselli.

    1903 Completion

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

The Armenian Church is a basilica with a single aisle, an arch, and three towers, of which the main tower is three-storeys. Unfortunately, today it is almost invisible among the apartment buildings built in the 1970s.

What I can't see

The church was designed by Vitaliano Poseli and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Together with the adjacent Armenian school, it was the centre of the Armenian community of Thessaloniki. The Armenian community at the time numbered 10,000 people; after World War II many returned to Armenia or emigrated to America. Many church items are kept in the sacristy, which is located at the end of Tsimiski Street along with the library and archive of the Armenian community.



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