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This tiny church is located under the shadow of the Athens Cathedral and dates from the 12th century.
Pl. Mitropoleos 8, Athens 105 56, Greece
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a small Greek Orthodox church just next to the Metropolitan Cathedral. It was build around 12th. century. Worth walking around.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jivko V
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

This is a very old beautiful small church .The architectural design of the church is slightly different from the other ones around here.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

This small but former Cathedral was used as the headquarters of the Greek Church prior to the building of the current Cathedral, next door. It is interesting for the repurposing of many pieces of ancient buildings in its construction during the 12th century. Walk around...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

We came upon this place when walking back from plaka.. it is located on the square and a very small and beautiful church. It was not open at the time but we took some photos but it there were a lot of homeless people around...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lisetteki
Reviewed October 13, 2018

This is the best of all the teeny orthodox churches you find around Athens. It is not open frequently but try on a Saturday or Sunday late morning or early afternoon. It is made of Medieval remnants and is exquisite inside.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank flaneur40
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Standing next to Athens Cathedral & built in a cruciform, this church is thought to date to the 12th century. Now the interior has largely bare walls where there once would have been frescoes. The exterior is particularly interesting as there is a frieze of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank John H
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

We didn’t really go inside but it is a beautiful old church stands like a pride on the walk way. Very spot for pictures , lot’s of shopping and eateries around

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

This church has a lot of history and is a beautiful gem in the city. Worth visiting at the same time as seeing Athens Cathedral (which is next door to this church)

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dos123456
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

It's tiny, and you can only go into the porch, but it is well worth taking 10 minutes to thoroughly explore - make sure you walk all round the exterior! It's a very old church (I believe 12th century) and covered in ornate and interesting...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank konifer
Reviewed May 14, 2018

On the side of the main Cathedral in Athens you can see this little church - it's worth a visit, it's cute and quiet, but there are not many pieces of art here.

Date of experience: May 2018
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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
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