Cyril and Methodius Route – Cultural Route of the Council of Europe

Saints Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Church Thessaloniki

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Saints Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Church

In 1983, the bishop Panteleimon II made a speech in which he appealed to everyone with a request to build a temple to two saints who were born and raised in this city. It was he who laid the foundation stone, and it turned into a large three–domed church of light brick in 1985.

The church of Saints Cyril and Methodius is located in a very quiet and peaceful area by the sea. It is surrounded by parks, cafes and playgrounds. On the square near it there is a monument in the form of an open book with the faces of saints and the Russian alphabet. According to historical data, the brothers developed a written Slavic alphabet based on Greek one. The monument to Cyril and Methodius in Thessaloniki points to the North, symbolizing the path of enlightenment of the brothers. The alder trees are planted around.

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Information from history

History of the church

The church of Saints Cyril and Methodius in their birthplace, Thessaloniki, located in the New Promenade of Thessaloniki, was inaugurated on the 27th of March, 1983. Officially opened its doors on the 12th of May, 1985, during the three-day celebration of Saints Cyril and Methodius, dedicated to the 1.100th anniversary of the death of Saint Methodius.

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Holy Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius

33 Meg. Alexandrou Ave., Thessaloniki 546 41, Greece
tel. +30 231 082 7444

Regional History Museum Shumen

Slavyanski bul.17, BG - 9700 Shumen, Bulgaria
tel. +359 54 87 54 87

Transport - how to get to the Church?

The church is located on the first row from the sea, near the Folklife and Ethnological Museum of Macedonia and Thrace, opposite the Mediterranean Garden. From the center, you can get here by buses that are following routes No. 3, 5, 6, 8.

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