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Address: Mitropoleos Square, Athens 999-20, Greece

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The Cathedral where Greek Kings were crowned , and goverments were swear in.

The Mitropoli is the largest Church in Athens, It was built by the King Otto and his queen Amalia using marble from other Greek Churches. It took 20 years to build and it finally... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The Mitropoli is the largest Church in Athens, It was built by the King Otto and his queen Amalia using marble from other Greek Churches. It took 20 years to build and it finally open on May 21st 1862. Inside Byzantine frescos making worth the visit. Make sure to remove your hat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This cathedral was undergoing a major renovation/restoration during our visit so it was difficult to appreciate its full beauty and grandeur. However, the tiny church of Saint Eleftherios was a wonderful spot to visit being just steps to the south of the cathedral.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A majestic metropolitan orthodox church in the heart of the city. Simply a must visit on your way from constitution square to Plaka and Acropolis. There are also a couple of traditional cafes near by where you can enjoy Greek coffee.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I would have rated it just "GOOD" but unfortunately tripadvisor doesn't have that so i have to keep it average. The square is located very close to Syntagma square and Ermou street (shopping street) with a lot of good restaurants and bars nearby. There's a lot of constructions inside and outside the church so you wont be able to see... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

You'll most likely spot this cathedral if you are walking about the city center. The first thing you notice will be all the scaffolding around the outside, unfortunately. This is still an important landmark and is worth a look. The cathedral is still open for you to go in, but you will only be able to go in about half... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The great cathedral of Athens looks absolutely awful as it's being renovated. The lovely structure is obstructed from sight and the interiors look very poor. Perhaps in a couple of months (or years...), when the renovation is completed, it'd be worth it. For now, though, you might as well skip it and enjoy the square instead.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

It has an interesting modern tapestry of the Deposition with symbolic details and some finely carved seating/pews, apart from the standard gaudy relics of saints. Outside in the square is a statue of Archbishop Damaskinos who was Archbishop of Athens during World War II and whose base is inscribed "[he] assisted the people who suffered and defended their rights and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The cathedral is in a lovely area, but the edifice itself has very little to offer at the moment until the restorations have been completed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Covered by scaffolding and only partially open but still fascinating. Many small Byzantine churches in the neighbourhood all worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I've been to Athens many times and never had a chance to visit the interior of the "Great Mitropolis Cathedral"! It has either been closed or under renovation! Last June, during my last visit to Athens, the Cathedral was undergoing severe internal and external renovation, being surrounded by scaffoldings and other protective materials. Anyway, the Cathedral is located at the... More 

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Address: Mitropoleos Square, Athens 999-20, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Plaka

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Staying in Plaka

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Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay and play. Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.
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