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Church of Agios Pavlos

The church of Agios Pavlos (St. Paul) can be seen from many parts of the city.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

    1919 Beginning of construction of the small church.

    1922 Completion of the small church.

    1972 Construction of the big church.

    2013 Restoration of the small church and the surrounding space.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1912)

  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

In Agios Pavlos district, next to the Gardens of Pasha, the large church of Agios Pavlos stands out. The old smaller church of the same Saint (Paul) is inside the same estate. It was built in honour of the Apostle Paul, who is considered the founder of the Church of Thessaloniki. The reconstructed surrounding space is full of paved paths and here is the “Olive grove of Macedonian Poets and Writers”, where cultural events take place. Rather exceptional, however, is the balcony of the large church, which offers an impressive view of the city and Thermaic Gulf, Mount Olympus and the sunset.

What I can't see

The small church was designed by Xenophon Paionidis. According to tradition, when Apostle Paul was persecuted by the Thessalonians, he had found refuge at this point. He entered the small cave below and was cooled by the spring, which today is considered his “Ηoly Water”.


  • Address: Ochi Av.


Τzimou Κ., (2016), Ένα καταπράσινο κτήμα με θέα, πέντε λεπτά από το κέντρο, [A green estate with views, five minutes from the centre], in Parallaxi,

Last visit 9/2/2021