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Address: Mitropoleos Square, Athens 999-20, Greece
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This is a beautiful little church nestling beside the main cathedral and easily missed if you are not looking around carefully. Do not miss! Lovely architecture work both... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 19, 2016
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

This is a beautiful little church nestling beside the main cathedral and easily missed if you are not looking around carefully. Do not miss! Lovely architecture work both internal and external.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Oh so quaint and yes little stone church in the shadow of large cathedral in Mitropolis square....single dome. What it lacks in size it gains in beauty...built in 12c over a much older church. Building materials were scavenged from other ancient sites around Athens which add to its uniqueness. Stone reliefs tell their own history.....Byzantine and some perhaps Armenian as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2016

You will never tire of the beauty and majesty of the beautiful Greek Orthodox Byzantine style of the the churches, the icons and architecture. Large or small they envelope you in peace and tranquility that you can only experience in Greek Churches. Outstanding!

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

This is a beautiful little Orthodox Church we called in for evening prayer a real treat to be praying in a building where there has been prayers for hundreds of years.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2015

This tiny church dates back to the 12th century. Its size is greatly reduced but the enormous cathedral nearby (which is currently being renovated). While there's not much to see inside the tiny church, it sure provides some lovely photo-ops.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

This little church is next to the cathedral. Definitely worth looking inside to see the old icons. The outside has some interesting carvings.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Church of Panagia Gorgoepikos is situated on the Mitropoleos square. It's a very old Byzantine church. It is a the right side of the Metropolitan Cathedral church of Athens. The last years the cathedral is under renovation and is somehow replaced by this much small church. Panagia Gorgoepikios has another name also which is Agios Eleftherios. If you look carefully... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

"Panagia Gorgoepikoos" means "All-saint (Mary) who answers quickly to prayers". After the expulsion of the King Otho, it got a new name, "Agios Eleftherios" from "Eleftheria" meaning "Freedom". From my grandparents, i had to visit it every year, till 18 years old.

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Marousi, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2006

Panagia Gorgoepikoos is a very small but elegant church downtown Athens (beside the city' s Cathedral, "Mitropolis"). It is an unusual byzantine church (built in the 8th AD. century by order of the Athens born byzantine empress Irene) , at least for 2 reasons: it is not made out of bricks and stones (as most of the byzantine churches are)... 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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