Church of Saint Nicholas

Church of Saint Nicholas, Piraeus

Church of Saint Nicholas
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permia
Ireland37,716 contributions
Mar 2020
An enthralling facade has lovely variety with double towers and a dome in deep azure. Inside is equally lovely.

Striking frescoes are beautifully ubiquitous showing holy images and the multitude of Saints. A fine iconostasis draws the eye towards this sacred portal. Midway is suspended a gloriously elaborate chandelier.

Honouring the Patron Saint of Seafarers, it’s not surprising that a number of images portray rescueing the desperate from stormy waters.

Standing below the luminous dome is to admire the apogee of the holy place.
Written August 7, 2020
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ScotAlberta
Sherwood Park, Canada578 contributions
Dec 2019
Beautiful Church on the walk from Cruise terminal to Metro. Stopped in for a only a few minutes but should hae stayed longer. Great art and icons. Beautiful iconostasis. Small piece of heaven in the here and now!
Written December 3, 2019
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Nick Kalog
Piraeus, Greece19 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
This is one of the most iconic places of Piraeus! Saint Nicolas is the protector of the Navy and the sailors, so it is located by the port. Very beautiful building with very beautiful paintings inside. It is a must see!!
Written August 21, 2019
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ZoeK79
Horten, Norway94 contributions
Aug 2019
A church suited for the area, dedicated to the greek seamen. Found it on our walk trough the area, wouldn't have seen it otherwise.
Written August 6, 2019
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Roberta Franklin
Holyhead, UK602 contributions
Feb 2017 • Couples
Saint Nicholas Church is one of the most important churches in Piraeus - no wonder, for Saint Nicholas is the protector of all the sailors, and many of the children of Piraeus are or have been sailors. So, even nowadays, it's packed full of a Sunday, it offers all sorts of activities to the members of the congregation, and of course it attracts lots of tourists, because it's also one of the most beautiful churches of Piraeus, of Athens, maybe even of Greece as a whole.
Newly refurbished, it shines in a splendour of white and blue, it can be seen from afar, and the interior with its valuable paintings is even more magnificent. A real treat for every tourist interested in ecclesiastical buildings!
Written March 10, 2017
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Brigitte S
Millbrae17 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
unique Orthodox church across from hotel Poseidon. Church seems to be a local attraction with active functions going on daily.
Written May 30, 2016
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Areti V
Athens, Greece35 contributions
Feb 2016 • Family
Saint Nicholas is an Christian Orthodox church dedicated a greek bishop of Myra that became saint. The name day and the official celebration takes part on December 6 and many officials pay their respect here as Saint Nicholas. Furhter more is the patron saint of sailors and merchants, so is very connected with Piraeus. The church was built in late 19th century (1889-1903) designed by the architecture Ioannis Lazarinos. Inside you can see many beautiful paintings but also work of the famous sculptor from Tinos I.Chalepas.
Written February 20, 2016
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BigHugh51
Adelaide, Australia3,648 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
We spent the day in Piraeus whilst our cruise ship was berthed at the Piraeus passenger terminal.
There really is not a huge amount to do, or see in Piraeus. However one of the most prominent landmarks to be found along the busy roads bordering the port area, is the Church of Saint Nicholas. It is about a 10 minute walk from the terminal and is very easy to see as you approach it, along the waterfront.
The external appearance of the church is dominated by a very large blue dome. Blue domes are a common architectural feature of many Greek Orthodox churches. The interior of the church is magnificently decorated with beautiful panels of religious paintings and icons.
We visited on a weekday morning and even then, the steps leading to the church’s entrance were busy with worshipers coming and going. You are able to enter the church to look at the interior, as long as you dressed appropriately and you are respectful of the worshipers who are present.
In summary, the Church of Saint Nicholas is one of the few things that are actually worth seeing in the city of Piraeus. If you do visit the church, take a few minutes to pop inside. You will not be disappointed.
Written September 17, 2015
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ERFSU82
Wellington, FL1,121 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
We saw this church while exploring Piraeus at night. We couldn’t go inside, but it was beautifully lit up and made for some nice photos.
Written January 23, 2022
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Reidunsola
Kongsberg, Norway234 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Fantastic church with beautiful decorations. I could have stayed there for many hours. So peaceful and beautiful.
Written October 9, 2019
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