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Kapnikarea Platz, Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I noticed this church as I was walking around the MONASTIRAKI neighborhood. It was surrounded by American brand shops! I asked the woman cleaning inside the church. I asked her about the name of the church, was told it was " Eleventh Century Church. I...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Church of Kapnikarea is located at a small square on Ermou street. The architecture style is from 11th. century. In 19th. century Turks wanted to demolish it, but it was saved by King Ludvig I of Bavaria. Inside the paintings are from 19 century, Byzantium...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jivko V
Reviewed March 16, 2019

This little church is very incongruously sited on a small square on Ermou Street. The weekday afternoon we visited in March there was a hive of activity around it with shoppers, buskers playing 60's rock music, and street sellers all around it. The inside of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Roger L
Reviewed January 15, 2019

This beautiful church is both inspirational and easy to access since it's in the heart of Athens and right next to the large Metropoleos Church. For people who appreciate history and churches, visiting this church is a must.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank GR-CA1
Reviewed December 8, 2018

If you have the time, pop into this beautiful little church and check it out. It is on Ermou Street, actually the square, so chances are you will be near it at some point and you can miss it. There are usually people just outside...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nina1940
Reviewed November 25, 2018

My wife and I were here, just walking around Hadrian's Library and came across this little church, which looked really nice. Unfortunately, we were told we could NOT take photos inside. Shame really, and I don't think they had postcards either.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dragon789wv
Reviewed November 23, 2018

We stumbled across this delightful little Church while visiting the Orthodox Churches. Lovely place to spend time, especially in the fall. The docent was so gracious, even though we had a bit of communication issues.The Greeks are amazing, definitely friendly, and very delightful people!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank happy4travel
Reviewed November 22, 2018

So interesting to see this very old 11th century church in the midst of the main shopping area of Ermou Street. We didn't go in but probably should have.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue M
Reviewed November 11, 2018

We loved this little church while sightseeing around the Monasteraki area. A great impression of what the old Orthodox Churches looked like.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Joanita R
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

This is beautiful church here.The architecture is beautiful. The inside of the church is pretty. This is a functioning church.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Today, 15/7/2018, I visited the church and when asked which are the hours, I have been told the following: A. from Monday until Friday: am : 09:00-14:00 pm : 16:00-20:00 B. Saturday and Sunday: am... More
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