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Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens

Mitropoleos Square, Athens 999 20, Greece
+30 21 0322 1308
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Mitropoleos Square, Athens 999 20, Greece
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"greek orthodox"
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"light a candle"
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"nazi occupation"
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"large square"
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"nice church"
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"worth a visit"
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"old church"
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"plaka area"
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Reviewed January 10, 2018

On Mitropoleos Square, near Ermou Street is located the Cathedral; She is dedicated to the mother of God and began in year 1842; King Otto and Queen Amalia laid the first cornerstone; She is build in white marble, and cames from ruins of old Byzantine...More

1  Thank Manuela L
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Reviewed December 15, 2017

When in Athens, walking the city, even though it is large, it is nice to get the feel how it is connected with it's visitors. We stopped into the Cathedral of Athens and gazed at the beautiful Byzantine art everywhere you look. Your eyes start...More

1  Thank sandra n
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Reviewed December 11, 2017

Strolling through the Plaka we came across two churches, the largest being the cathedral. We were so lucky a service was being held and it was so nice to sit and worship. Although we are not Greek orthodox we were made to feel so welcome...More

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Reviewed December 3, 2017

Another building from the revival period (end 19th century), but very much alive with worshippers. Square and like a colos, however relatively small. Like in many Greek orthodox churches the light is dim. Interesting is the statue of the symbol of Greek resistance against the...More

1  Thank Robert937
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Reviewed November 27, 2017

Although relatively recently constructed 1892 ish, it has the sort of decoration you would, expect in A Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Very elaborate inconography and paint and gilt work. It is nicely proportioned and has a large clean square right in the front.

1  Thank SimplyFred
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

After lunch in Old Ithaki, just a short walk away we entered Mitropoleus Square and saw the Cathedral. It's not a large cathedral. Inside there are 2 tombs containing the remains of saints and colourful Byzantine-style frescoes.

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Reviewed November 7, 2017

Very dark interior in a rather modern building of relatively small size. Not much to see for tourists.

Thank MILOUW
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Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

We happened upon the Cathedral accidentally when walking back to our hotel in the Plaka. We took in the square and went into the church to light a candle.

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Reviewed October 16, 2017

So, we liked it but not as much as we liked other churches that had far more age and distinction. I guess I am too infatuated with the age of the other buildings in the area.

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Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

A lovely cathedral located in the heart of the city centre. Nearly every inch of the inside is covered in lovely intricate artwork. Definitely worth a visit :) Unlike most major city cathedrals it’s free to get in as a tourist and look around.

1  Thank Craig E
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