Church of Profitis Elias

Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika1988

UNESCO World Heritage

UNESCO World Heritage

Built over a natural mound this 14th century church once dominated the city. It displays a unique representation of the Athonic architectural type, with a fine dome and ceramic decorations which influenced the Serbian mastery afterwards. The most distinguished of all, is the depiction of the Infanticide, is a classic example of the final phase of the paleologan painting.


  • Title: Church of Profitis Elias
  • Creator: Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika
  • Date Created: 1988
  • Location Created: Greece
  • Rights: Thessaloniki Tourism Organisation
  • Location: Greece
  • Inscription Criteria: Criteria: (i)(ii)(iv)
  • Date of Inscription: 1988
  • Category of Site: Cultural site

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