Church Agia Sofia
Stop 3 is currently out of service, but the Agia Sofia Church is within walking distance of stop 6.
Τhe Agia Sofia or Agia Sophia for several years was the metropolis of Thessaloniki.
Hagia Sophia is a great Basilica (domed) built over the ruins of an earlier gigantic basilica (which was destroyed in the 6th century AD)
The church was built to commemorate the Hagia Sophia in Constantinopolis.
The construction began in the 7th century AD but during the years of construction there were many modifications and additions. During the Ottoman Empire this church as many others became a mosque but it was destroyed by fire in 1890 to reopen and offer its holly service, in 1913. Visitors of Hagia Sophia will be able to observe the existence of very impressive pictures and carved decorations retained by the 8th, 9th and 11th century.
See the nearest sights:
IncludedChurch Agia SofiaΣτάση Λεωφορείου
Bus stop 1: White Tower
Bus stop 2: Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
Bus stop 3: Agia Sofia
Bus stop 4: Agios Dimitrios
Bus stop 5: Byzantine Castles
Bus stop 6: Arch of Galerius (Kamara)
Bus stop 7: Aristotelous Square
Bus stop 8: Port of Thessaloniki
The ticket price does not include entry to the archaeological sites - sights. SightSeeing Thessaloniki is not responsible for opening hours and access to archaeological sites or other sights.