The legacy of Greek Orthodoxy was an integral part of national identity and is a huge attraction for many visitors.
The churches with their fine iconography, mosaics, wall paintings and rare icons, the imposing Cathedrals, the chapels, monasteries and outdoor places of pilgrimage are testimony to the close and long relationship between Greeks and religious worship.
At many points in this region, the visitor will come across many religious buildings and monuments to various dogmas and religions, which shine a light on the multicultural history of the region over the centuries.
Municipality of Kavala
The Holy Temple of the Holy Trinity and the Five Holy Martyrs, in which the Sacred Relics of Saints...Learn more
This is located on the River Zygaktis, west of ancient Philippi. According to Luke the Evangelist (Acts 6.11), who...Learn more
In 1864, the Greek Orthodox community of Kavala gained the right to build a district outside of the town...Learn more
The church of the Dormition of the Virgin (Koimiseos tis Theotokou) is located in the historic district of Panagia,...Learn more
Municipality of Pangaio
This women’s monastery was founded in 1979 and operates according to the Typikon (regulations) of the monasteries of Mount...Learn more
The chapel was built first in 1900, after which the cells were added, and since 1992 it has functioned...Learn more
Municipality of Thassos
Tradition holds that the Virgin herself, in the form of a woman dressed in black with a halo, appeared...Learn more
The Athonite State, or else the Holy Mountain, occupies the third, most easterly and
magical peninsula of Halkidiki, the peninsula of Athos. It is the only place in Greece,
which is solely dedicated to prayer and the worship of god. For this reason, it is
known as the Holy Mountain.