Hagios Demetrios - Άγιος Δημήτριος

Hagios Demetrios in Thessaloniki, Greece, is a five-naves basilica dedicated to the patron saint of Thessaloniki, Saint Demetrius.

The basilica is part of the UNESCO world heritage Palaeochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessaloniki.

Hagios Demetrios - Thessaloniki

It is the largest church in the city and was presumably built on the remains of a Roman bath where Demetrius possibly was killed.

Inside Agios Demetrius

In the artfully designed basilica you find a ciborium manufactured from silver, containing the relics of Saint Demetrius.

Ciborium with the relics of Saint Demetrius

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