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St. Marina Church

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St. Marina Church

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permia wrote a review May 2020
Ireland36,507 contributions1,602 helpful votes
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Monumentally grandly placed on high its multi-faceted facades are marvellous. And not least because of the distinctive horizontal light brown stripes encircling the whole edifice. It made for an impressive sight as we ascended Agias Marinas towards it. Being under renovation inside with lots of scaffolding didn’t distract from the expansive nave culminating in a grand iconostasis. Frescoes and icons are numerous throughout. A wonderful dome filled with ambient light provided a gorgeous vista. Stained glass apertures suffused the whole space with a soft warm light.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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gentbrugg wrote a review Jul 2019
Moscow2,305 contributions594 helpful votes
Quite a spectacular church, although it is not yet a hundred years old. However, from the Acropolis or Philopappou hill, it, along with the National Observatory attracts the attention ahead of everything else. The complex includes an ancient chapel with interesting frescoes, some of which, however, were moved to the new church and are adjacent to the more familiar modern paintings. To get to the church is quite simply - from metro station "Monastiraki" or "Thissio" on foot 5-7 minutes until Nymfeion (hill of Nymphs), further to the right on the street of thesame name about 40 metres. It is convenient to take pictures from three sides.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Llewellyn53 wrote a review Sep 2018
Melbourne, Australia3,630 contributions417 helpful votes
The church is located up on a hill as you walk along Apostolou Pavlou so it is easy to spot but if you walk 50 or so metres up Otrineon you can still see the steps carved into the rock that allowed easy access for residents up and down the rocky slopes - histroy everywhere you look.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Martinika K wrote a review May 2018
Rzeszow, Poland16 contributions1 helpful vote
Worth visiting for all Marinas in the world :) It has calm atmosphere, interesting paintings and icons (ikony). If you are not Orthodox - worth to ask about the meaning of some actions, which going on in the church. The location is on the hill, (as mostly all in Athens), but a bit hidden.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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Tom J wrote a review Apr 2018
London, United Kingdom1,373 contributions842 helpful votes
The church itself is located just south west of the Acropolis on a site just above the Sanctuary of Zeus. The church itself is stunning to look at but it also holds the secret that it is located on a 13AD cave. Very interesting place to stop off at!
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Date of experience: April 2018
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