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Address: Mitropoleos Square, Athens 999-20, Greece
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A beautiful Cathedral. If you visit please respect it is a religious place. You cannot go inside if you are wearing shorts or have certain parts of your body uncovered. Very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2016
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Sowerby Bridge, United Kingdom
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Sowerby Bridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

A beautiful Cathedral. If you visit please respect it is a religious place. You cannot go inside if you are wearing shorts or have certain parts of your body uncovered. Very pretty inside and worth a visit.

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

The Mitropolis is a relatively new nineteenth century church. There were some works taking place and was told that it has been the case for years. It did some spoiling to its nice appearance. There is a statue of a bishop in front of it. To some extent I found the one at the end of Ermou street more beautiful.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

The outside is like new,well restored. On the inside still some housekeeping to be done. Beautiful interior.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Finally the renovation works -after 17 years!- are over, and now the Athens Metropolis has been given to the public in all its splendour. Although it is not still the largest church in the greek capital, the Athens Metropolis is one of the most beautiful churches in the city and the most formal one, as it is the seat of... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

The Athens Cathedral a typical Orthodox Church of 19th century is a worth visiting place.Interesting architecture and decoaration, peacefull atmosphere.Now after many years of renovation works is ready for the visitors without scaffolding!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

Large cathedral in Mitropolis square - statue of bishop in square in front of church. Over a 15 yr period that I have been visiting Greece this cathedral seems to never rid itself of the scaffolding that shrouds it. No doubt with the current economic situation it will remain like this for many more years to come. It is however... More 

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GREECE&CYPRUS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

The Cathedral, a three-ailed domed basilica, dominates the spacious Mitropoleos Square and is dedicated to the Annunciation of the Virgin. For years now, the building undergoes extensive renovations. By the square and courtyard of the church there is are two statues; -the last Byzantine Emperor and the Archbishop who became Prime Minister of Greece -19th century. Building commenced in 1842... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

If you are walking around central Athens, chances are you are going to pass by this big church. Unfortunately, much like the Parthenon, this church has been covered in scaffolding for years. It's still quite worth a visit, however.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens is a 19th century cathedral housing the tombs of two saints killed during the Ottomon invasion. Sadly the church is still undergoing renovation so remains at least partially closed for now. I hope that in a month or two it will be reopened.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

There was no signage to suggest that the Cathedral is still undergoing major renovation. It means that basically it is not really worth visiting as most of it is not accessible. What a shame as I was looking forward to seeing the interior of this historical church. It will of course be magnificent once works are completed and scaffolding removed... More 

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Plaka
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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