Byzantine Churches (4th-14th c.): Agia Aekatermi, Agfa Paraskevi, Agla Sofia, Agios Panteleimon, Agios Georgios, Agios Dimitrios (St. Dimitrios is also the city’s patron-saint), Agii Apostoli, Panagia ton Ch&lkeon, Profitis Ilias Osios David; Citadel; Gale-rius’ Triumphal Arch (303); Vlatad6n Monastery (valuable old manuscripts); White Tower (15th c.). It is an absolute must for every visitor to Salonika to make an outing to the famous Mount Athos, the Holy Mountain. The area has the status of an autonomous Monks’ Republic, only monks (about 2.000) live there; 20 monasteries with innumerable icons, mosaics, manuscripts.
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