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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Immense marble cathedral dating back to the mid-1800's. Inside are two tombs of saints who were killed during the Ottoman Period. The interior is quite grand and features a soaring dome roughly eighty feet high. Be sure to visit the small church (St. Eleftherios) adjacent...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

We had taken a taxi going towards the Plaka & were walking around Athens & came across this beautiful cathedral in Mitropoleos Square. It's certainly worth a see, gorgeous frescoes, stained glass, chandeliers & altar.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

We wandered into this church because of the beautiful square outside. The church was filled with beautiful works and there was no charge to visit as there is with many churches.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

The Athens Cathedral is the seat of the archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Church of Athens. I liked the little church next to the cathedral more.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

This is old church is renovated now.The architecture is beautiful. The inside is very pretty. A good church to visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

We ate nearby here and noticed this huge church in the square nearby so decided to walk through. It was free to enter on a Tuesday afternoon. Spent about 10 minutes. It was gorgeous and very ornate. Great example (I think) of a Greek Orthodox...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

...nice building, nice church, not necessarily incredible, but the restauration has been done really well. Visit it on the way to the Acropolis...not necessarily worth the detour, tho.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

This Cathedral is the headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Church. Now completely renovated both inside and out. (Ignore Rick Steve's descriptions). The Byzantine style cathedral is beautiful both inside and out. Dozens of paintings and mosaics decorate all the nooks and crannies of the church....More

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

Wow. What a stunning place. We came upon its giant steps and pillars quite by accident. Located right in the square close to Plaka. It is monumental and stunning and not to be missed.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

When I was in Athens in 2012 the building both internally and externally was covered in scaffold, now the renovations have been completed the grandeur and beauty of the cathedral are revealed. Well worth 30 minutes detour from the Plaka to see. Don't miss the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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building on its upper side and surrounded by other
large structures, such as the exclusive Hotel Grande
Bretagne. The grand avenues that lead towards Omonia
are also full of massive Neoclassical edifices like
the Numismatic Museum and those around smaller Platia
Kolokotroni. Here you will find lots of travel agents,
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