St. Sophia’s Church of Acropolis

St. Sophia’s Church of Acropolis, Athens

St. Sophia’s Church of Acropolis

St. Sophia’s Church of Acropolis
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Neighborhood: Thissio / Makriyanni
Named after the well-preserved Thission (ancient temple of Hephaestus), Thissio is blessed with a small wooded park and some less frenetic streets that offer numerous quieter places to stay and eat. Largely pedestrianized Apostolou Pavlou Street runs between the Acropolis and forested Filopappou Hill, well worth climbing for more great panoramas, until it merges with Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. This leads to the up-and-coming area of Makriyanni, whose centerpiece is the magnificent new Acropolis Museum. Opposite the museum is the entrance to the southern slopes of the Acropolis, while the eponymous metro station nearby is at the top of Makriyanni Street, another strip of touristic cafés and restaurants.
How to get there
  • Akropoli • 3 min walk
  • Neos Kosmos • 6 min walk
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PaulB
Maastricht, The Netherlands2,565 contributions
Feb 2020
The smallish pittoresque Agia Sophia is located opposite and underneath the Acropolis and the Herodeonat the Areopagitou Street.
Although it's a private church (of the Meropeion Old People's Home), it is open for public.
Compared to other (older) churches, the interior looks rather bright and colorful.
Admission is free, although a (small) doneation will always be appreciated.
Written February 26, 2020
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Exinya-Aspasia
Athens, Greece821 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
St. Sophia’s Church of Acropolis is part of the Meropion Foundation (founded in 1914). In St. Sophia’s Church people from different areas of Greece and other countries gather to pray and worship God. Christian rituals such as weddings, christenings and memorial services take place at the church.
The temple was dedicated to St. Sophia because during excavations a statue of the Goddess Athena was found, who in ancient times was considered to be the Goddess of “Sophia”, which means "wisdom" in Greek.
The blessing of St. Sophia and her three daughters Faith, Hope and Love protect the elderly ladies of the Meropion Foundation, as well as all who are involved in this community.
The church is located right under the Acropolis of Athens.
Written May 24, 2015
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kiltmaker2
Evanston, IL14,812 contributions
Jan 2016
This Church is located within walking distance southeast from the Odean of Herodes Atticus, which is within the Acropolis area.
Written March 4, 2016
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA9,812 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
A small simple church located close to the Acropolis along a pedestrian boulevard. We did not enter as services we just ending.
Written December 15, 2019
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Charles_and_Susan
Nottingham, UK5,030 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
It sits on the pedestrian roadway that goes around the Acropolis. It's only small but it's a delightful little church. Pop inside and have a look.
Written October 10, 2019
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SEs
London, UK25,875 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
This is a well maintained church here. It looks colourful .This is another church here.if you like churches you can visit.
Written November 1, 2018
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Martino B
Chelmsford, UK4,850 contributions
Jan 2018 • Business
This is a small little church in front of the hill where the Acropolis is . This church is a typical Greek place even the colours make it special .
A must visit when you walk up the hill past it .
Written January 18, 2018
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Gabriel S
Athens, Greece67 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
Great little temple on the pedestrian zone of Dionysiou Aeropagitou, under the Acropolis. St. Sophia's church is part of the Meropion Institution for helping elderly women.
The church itself has a nice backyard were it can host christening ceremonies etc.
Definitely should visit.
Written September 11, 2017
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😊Aii Burstein 🍀🌸
Vienna, Austria2,853 contributions
Jun 2017
The St. Sophia's Church of Acropolis is part of the Meropion Foundation, this simple church, situated in Areopagitou pedestrian streetright under the Acropolis, the Church founded in 1914
Written June 3, 2017
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chickandbeast
Southgate, Canada8,519 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
This church is within the area of the acropolis and walking distance. There are many churches of many religions in Athens but this has a very special location.

Nice church.
Written January 6, 2017
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