Religious Sites in Athens

Religious Sites in Athens, Greece

Religious Sites in Athens

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  • aaron
    Canterbury, UK3 contributions
    Wow. What can I say. It’s incredible in every way. You can really see the history of the building as it’s still almost so perfect, It is totally worth the small walk from the acropolis to visit, we arrived and it was just us there and it really gave us time to look and be in awe of how incredible the building is!
    Written February 8, 2024
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  • Natz
    Cheshire, UK131 contributions
    Amazing place and would like to go back . This was the start of me travelling such a beautiful county. And memories to last a life time
    Written September 17, 2023
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  • traviss301
    5 contributions
    The mosaics are absolutely amazing and totally worth the trip out. The staff was welcoming and friendly. Information identifying the subjects of the mosaics was available in English. There was plenty of street parking available when we visited on a warm spring Sunday afternoon. Easily combined with a visit to the Diomidous Botanical Garden just up the street.
    Written April 15, 2023
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  • CuriousTravelerRadio
    Lancaster, PA1,525 contributions
    This church looks like time forgot about it, and the city just kept on building all around! While the church is from the Byzantine period, it has icons spanning hundreds of years. Take a break from shopping, light a candle and walk in.
    Written September 25, 2022
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  • Ron
    Savannah, GA871 contributions
    We attended mass in English at 18:30 on Sunday. Church was packed. It’s a very beautiful catholic church with decorations resembling orthodox churches.
    Written October 2, 2022
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  • CuriousTravelerRadio
    Lancaster, PA1,525 contributions
    Built into the rock of Lycavettos, the church and surrounding chapels are like something from a movie. Beautiful and peaceful, take time to see everything and you will also find a liturgy if you arrive early enough. The newer chapel just below the church is literally built around a native pine tree and contains some interesting relics.
    Written September 25, 2022
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  • r t
    Bromsgrove, UK692 contributions
    Pretty little church on the site of the agora.
    Entrance fee is required to the agora but this little gem is included in the cost
    Written February 13, 2024
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  • phat_dawg_21
    Alpharetta, GA13,464 contributions
    A quick stop one morning where we met a very nice lady who was happy to give us a brief history of the congregation and church.
    Written October 6, 2021
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  • RandyRoss
    Ridgetown, Canada11,776 contributions
    Near Hadrian's Library, this impressive mosque is now used to host Greek pottery exhibitions. Unfortunately, it was closed when we visited.
    Written December 22, 2021
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom9,510 contributions
    Built in the 19th century, this is a large and surprisingly modern looking church in central Athens. We came across it, walking along Aiolou Street from Monastiraki Square up to Spice Street and the Varvakios Central Market. The church is around 10 minutes from Monastiraki Square but only 2 - 3 minutes from the markets.
    Although the architecture lacks the charm of the older-style churches, the colourful mosaics around the main entrance caught my eye. Each detailed mosaic sparkles with colour and portrays a scene from the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
    Inside, the interior is very grand. It’s all domes and arches and blue ceilings, dotted with golden stars, and soaring white columns with gold fluting.
    For those interested in historic churches, the Church of Agia Irini (St Irene) is only a couple of minutes away and was Athens' first cathedral.
    Entry to both churches is free.
    Written November 16, 2023
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  • W&M
    Deventer, The Netherlands781 contributions
    This church looks very nice from the outside. The insite is beautiful. There a lot of cijns to see. It is allowed to take pictures.
    Written October 26, 2019
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,744 contributions
    This is the neighborhood church in Kolonaki so it is well-maintained and well-decorated. The parishioners have money. It's a bit dark even during daylight. Very decorated and worth a quick visit.
    Written August 12, 2021
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  • Dana G
    7 contributions
    My husband and I attended, when they had a guest speaker, from Holland. They gave us headphones, so we would get an immediate translation into English. However, we did not need them. There were so many English-speaking visitors that day, that the pastor translated f0rom English into Greek. They chose worship songs and hymns that most would know. It was so nice to worship with other believers from several countries! Thank you for making us feel welcome!!
    Written December 10, 2019
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  • PaulB
    Maastricht, The Netherlands3,127 contributions
    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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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom9,510 contributions
    The Metroon, built around 140 BC, was a multi-purpose building, accommodating two seemingly unrelated functions.
    It was on one hand, the sanctuary of Meter, Mother of the Gods, and on the other hand, it was also the state archives where official records including decrees, law codes, financial records and legal documents were kept.
    Whilst this half religion / half administrative function struck me as an odd combination, it fact it made perfect sense in ancient Athens because the goddess protected the documents.
    Like most of the ruins at the Ancient Agora, there is very little left of the Metroon. However this is a little more substantial than some of the structures. We could still see the massive stone blocks that made up the foundation walls and we could clearly see the outline where the building once stood.
    The Metroon is located below the Temple of Hephaestus and alongside the Tholos and the Bouleterion. This cluster of buildings makes this an interesting area to explore.
    An information board has a picture of the building as it looked in ancient Athens, some diagrams and some brief information in both English and Greek.
    TICKET TIP: The combo ticket is very good value. It includes entry to both the Ancient Agora and the Acropolis as well as 5 other sites. At €30, it is well worth it (entry to the Agora on its own is €10 and the Acropolis is €20). It is worth noting that in winter, most sites are half price so the combo ticket is not such good value then.
    Written October 27, 2023
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