Latomou Monastery

Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika1988

UNESCO World Heritage

UNESCO World Heritage

The old catholicon of the Latomou Monastery, named after the nearby stone quarry, is a late 5th century church, dedicated to Osios David. It is famous for its unique mosaic on the temple’s alcove, a depiction of Ezekiel’s vision of Christ at a young age, encircled by the symbols of the four Evangelists, with Avakum and Ezekiel on the sides.


  • Title: Latomou Monastery
  • 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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