Saturday, June 10, 2017


Thursday, 25 May 2017

Thessaloniki has many interesting sites. Here are a few we visited.

A statue of Alexander the Great is on the waterfront.
Nearby is the White Tower, an Ottoman addition to the city walls. Today it is an exhibition space.
The North Wall defended Thessaloniki at the top of the hill.
The Rotunda and modern Thessaloniki from the Wall.
The Rotunda was possibly built as a tomb for Galerius (early 4th century CE), and has been used as a church and a mosque (hence the minaret). Today it is occasionally the site of Christian worship, but is mostly used as a concert and meeting hall.
The altar alcove in the Rotunda.
An alcove in the Rotunda.
The Arch of Galerius is near the Rotunda.
Friezes on the Arch of Galerius.
There are many churches in Thessaloniki, this small one, St. Panteleimona, is near the Rotunda and set in a beautiful garden.
The interior of St. Panteleimona.

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