The most impressive thing I saw inside Agia Sophia Church in Thessaloniki is the big, bright and beautiful chandelier. It had so many Gryphons having a lamp holder on the head. Gryphon is a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle’s talons as its front feet. I was so fascinated by it that took so many pics of it. I think it is made of silver or may be brass. The chandelier was dazzling in the low light around it. I searched the internet for more info on this, the make or history, but couldn’t find anything relevant. The glowing is etched in my mind very clearly.