Thessaloniki, also known as Thessalonica or Salonica, is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of the Greek region of Macedonia
The municipality of Thessaloniki today has a population of 322,240. The city undergoes a construction of a underground line
The Roman Agora. Thessaloniki was founded in 315 BC by Kassandros son of Antipatros, a Ancient Macedonian Hellenistic King of Ancient Macedon, and became an important metropolis by the Roman period
Agnostou Stratiotou Street leads uphill to the Church of Saint Demetrius
The Church of Saint Demetrius is actually a basilica
The main nave of the basilica of Saint Demetrius. The church was constructed in the early 4th century AD
The Holy Relics of Saint Demetrius the Myrrh-Yielder
Detail from the reliquary
The icon of the Holy Martyr Demetrius
Marble columns
The main altar
One of the many secondary altars
The reliquary of Saint Martyr Anysia
Martyr Anysia was a wealthy woman of Thessaloniki, who used her personal funds to aid the poor and got killed during the great persecution of 304 AD
The sarcophagus containing the body of governor Loukas Spandounis, a great benefactor of the Church. Built in 1481, the monument is a rare example of Rennaissance Art in continental Greece
An icon of the Holy Mother of God
Another secondary altar inside the main Church
The mosaic on the ceiling of the apse of the main altar