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The Egnatia neighbourhood

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The neighbourhood of
Egnatia in Thessaloniki
Black-and-white photograph of two-storey houses with tiled roofs in the neighbourhood of Egnatia in Thessaloniki, 1600-1890.

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The neighbourhood of
Egnatia in Thessaloniki

1600-1890

The Christians were concentrated in the lower part of the city, mainly in the parishes of Ayios Athanasios, Ayios Panteleimon, Lagoudiani and the eastern sections of town, up to the area around the Hippodrome and Nea Panayia.

The houses, with simple exteriors, one or two storeys, covered balconies and small courtyards, lined the narrow lanes of these medieval-looking quarters. Because the older Byzantine churches, such as the Acheiropoietos and Ayios Demetrios, had been converted into mosques, many other churches were erected in the model of the three-aisled, wooden roofed basilica, of which Ayios Antonios is an example.

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Travelling - The Jewish neighbourhoods in modern Thessaloniki
The Muslim neighbourhoods in modern Thessaloniki


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