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Agia Irini Church

36 Aiolou Street, Athens, Greece
+30 21 0322 6042
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Visiting Athens' beautiful former Greek Orthodox Cathedral!

The "Agia Irini Church", built in 1846, is an excellent example of a Greek Orthodox Church in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LuizDutraNeto
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Great location

Lovely church in the center of athens. The church itself is beautiful, although what makes it so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
_johnjp65_
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London, United Kingdom
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36 Aiolou Street, Athens, Greece
Plaka
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+30 21 0322 6042
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The "Agia Irini Church", built in 1846, is an excellent example of a Greek Orthodox Church in the Byzantine style and was Athen's main Cathedral for many years. It is located on the beautiful and busy "Agia Irini Square", with newly renovated neoclassical buildings, converted...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely church in the center of athens. The church itself is beautiful, although what makes it so special is the square around it. It is full of cafes and restaurants in which to cool off after a long day of sightseeing. Great place in an...More

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Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

We walked by the Agia Irini Church whilst in the area and made sure we stopped to admire the the building. It is an interesting Cathedral to look at and very well maintained. Be sure not to be wearing shorts if you want to go...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

Even though we just saw it from the outside, it was really nice and a pleasant surprise to bump into it as you are wandering the city center at night. The facade is gorgeous. I hope to come back to see its interior.

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Reviewed January 14, 2018

The area is profuse, commercial, 'Venetian', jewel studded. Pre-modernity structure ambiential, imposing, mystical, unique in the deprived and depraved ecclesiastical Greek capital. Despote the rhetorics Athens lacks a consistent ecclesiastical plumage. This is of its finest accoutrements to be a taken in consjunction with Kapnikarea,...More

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Reviewed July 4, 2017

We had the good fortune to visit Ayia Irini Church during Easter week, during our two week stay in a nearby hotel, in Athens. It's a really lovely church with beautiful architecture features and icons. It's only about two minutes walk from Monastiraki square. It's...More

1  Thank Dimitris L
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Reviewed June 18, 2017

Agia Irini is a medium size church in Aiolou street very close to Monastiraki square. It has an unusual architecture that combines neoclassical, renaissance and byzantine style and its dark interior creates a very mystical atmosphere, as a dramatic light goes down from the windows...More

Thank Aris K
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Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

Really beautiful and serene church right in the heart of Athens. No photos allowed so I can't show how beautiful it is, only describe. Gorgeous icons, beautiful wooden panelling, stunning frescoes and roof decor. It is a really nice place to sit and have a...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2017

It was the first time I entered an Orthodox church when a celebration was taking place. The beauty of the church is undeniable and I honestly felt at peace as you listen to the songs that 3 priests (or monks) sang. I did not understand...More

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Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in visiting an orthodox church during your visit in Athens, do visit Agia Irini church.

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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
...More
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