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Noted frescoes here include the unusual Ayion Mandilion in the apse, which shows Jesus superimposed on a veil sent to an Anatolian king, and the Niptir, also in the apse, in which Jesus is washing the disciples' feet. The artist is said to have depicted himself in the right-hand corner wearing a turban and riding a horse. The 14th-century church, which became a dependency of the Vlatádon Monastery in the 17th century, has an intriguing mix of Byzantine architectural styles and perhaps the most beautiful midnight Easter service in the city.

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  • Address: Irodotou (entrance), Kallithea Sq. and Apostolou Pavlou, Ano Polis, Thessaloniki, 54635 | Map It
  • Phone: 2310/214497
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 8:30–2:45
  • Location: Ano Polis to Aristotelous Square
Updated: 11-17-2011

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