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Eastern Orthodox Sites

Below is an illustrated index of the 3 Eastern Orthodox sites profiled on Sacred Destinations so far. For photo credits, please see corresponding articles.



  • St. Catherine's Monastery
    Sinai, Egypt
    The traditional site where Moses received the Ten Commandments from God, Mount Sinai is home to St. Catherine's Monastery, the oldest Christian monastery still in use.
  • Agia Sophia Church
    Thessaloniki, Greece
    The Agia Sophia is the largest and most famous Byzantine church in Thessaloniki, Greece. Built in the 8th century, it was modeled after the more famous 6th-century version in Istanbul.
  • Byzantine Museum
    Thessaloniki, Greece
    This is currently the only museum in the world entirely devoted to Byzantine art and civilization. Its impressive collection includes many Byzantine and early Christian frescoes, icons and artifacts.