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Church of Agios Panteleimon

Last Update: Dec 2010
Churches, Byzantine & Post-Byzantine Monuments, Cultural heritage THESSALONIKI , MAKEDONIA CENTRAL , GREECE
(Est. 1295-1314)
Arrianou & Iasonidou streets, 54635 THESSALONIKI , MAKEDONIA CENTRAL , GREECE
Tel.: +30 2310 204150

Church of Agios Panteleimon - Overview

  The church is a rectangular building with a narthex, a domed, cross-in-square naos and a tripartite sanctuary with a five-sided conch. A smaller dome covers the central part of the narthex. Two chapels are attached at the east ends of the north and south sides. The chapels originally flanked the ends of the U-shaped ambulatory that once surrounded the naos.
  The church was the catholicon (main church) of the Monastery of Theotocos Perivleptos, built at the end of the 13th or the beginning of the 14th century, by James, the metropolitan bishop of Thessalonike. During the Turkish occupation it was converted into a mosque, probably between the years 1568-1571. Nearly all the frescoes that adorned the interior of the church were then hammered down and its walls whitewashed. After the liberation of the city in 1912, the monument was restored to Christian worship.
  Excavations in the front courtyard of the church were conducted by the 9th E.B.A. in 1973. After the earthquake of 1978, several trenches were opened inside the building and in the surrounding area.
  The restoration of the monument is still in progress.
  When the monument is completely restored, it will be turned over to Christian worship.

Church of Agios Panteleimon - Map

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  • Archaeological service:, Tel.: 2310 968860, 2313 310400, Fax: 2310 968869, 2310 247106, Email:  
    9th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities, Thessaloniki

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