Thessaloniki is a city that loves Arts and an open-air museum showcasing its vast history, its numerous monuments. A stroll through the streets and alleys of the city will travel you back to the Byzantine Era thanks to the monuments dating back to these times. Visit churches of outstanding architecture, such as Panagia (Virgin) Acheiropoiitos, Agios Dimitrios, Virgin Dexia, Agia Sofia, Virgin of Chalkeon, Agios Ioannis (an underground church), the Rotunda of Agios Georgios. This cream of Byzantine piety characterizes the neighbourhoods of Thessaloniki and defines its personality. The ancient and Roman past is there, but the true character of the city lies in its Byzantine magnificence.