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Ypapantis tou Christou church

Ypapantis tou Christou church is a three- aisled basilica of the Ottoman period.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1912)

    1841 The church was radically repaired.

  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 three-aisled wooden-roofed basilica with a women’s space that we see today was built in the mid-19th century and is the renovated version of the previous church. It has the usual architecture of Christian churches of the Ottoman period in Thessaloniki. There are several built-in Roman and Byzantine sculptures and a fragment of an inscription of 1272 on the main facade. The masonry on the east side and the lower parts of the north and south facades includes an alternation of plinths and carved stones. Inside the church, the aisles are separated by wooden piers and not by columns, as was customary. In addition, the women’s space is wooden and horseshoe-shaped. The church’s treasures include the iconostasis of 1841, the portable icons created in workshops in Thessaloniki and Mount Athos, and the 16th-century door of the sanctuary, which is a work by the Cretan School. Next to the sanctuary of the church, there is a chapel, dedicated to the neo-martyr Michael Mavroudis (1544).

What I can't see

The original church was of the 16th century. It was the annex of the Monastery of Agia Anastasia of Halkidiki and was built on a previous small ruined monastery of Mr. Ioel, dedicated to Virgin Mary.


  • Address: Egnatias & Agapinou St.


Zafeiris Ch. (1997), Θεσσαλονίκης Εγκόλπιον, ιστορία, πολιτισμός, η πόλη σήμερα, γεύσεις, μουσεία, μνημεία, διαδρομές, [Thessaloniki Handbook, history, culture, the city today, flavours, museums, routes], Athens: Exantas


Kourkoutidou- Nikolaidou E., Tourta A., (1997), Περίπατοι στη Βυζαντινή Θεσσαλονίκη, [Walks in the Byzantine Thessaloniki], Athens: Kapon publications