Church of Pammegistoi Taxiarches

On the northeastern side of Upper City, under the walls, near the Byzantine baths is the church of Pammegistoi Taxiarches, one of the many and important Byzantine churches of Thessaloniki, significantly altered by the showcases and the repairs that have been made through the years.

Under the elevated floor of the church there is a crypt, which was used as a burial site of the monks, as indicated by the arcosolia, that is the conches that are opened in its walls. Nowadays, it is dedicated to Agioi Theodoroi and is a place of worship.

Externally, the initial masonry of the church is the characteristic of the Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki, cloisonné with the rich ceramic decoration with dentil courses and small columns, which is preserved on its eastern side. Its interior is decorated with remarkable wall paintings, possibly the work of the famous painter Georgios Kalliergis. From the representations survive the Ascension of Christ and the Pentecost, made in a special way at the two gambles of the church.

Source: Archdiocese of Athens

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Address: 40, Theotokopoulou St., Ano Poli, 54634 Thessaloniki

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