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Little Mitropolis Church (Panayia Gorgoepikoos and Agios Eleftherios)

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This tiny church is located under the shadow of the Athens Cathedral and dates from the 12th century.
Platia Mitropoleos, Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

This small but former Cathedral was used as the headquarters of the Greek Church prior to the building of the current Cathedral, next door. It is interesting for the repurposing of many pieces of ancient buildings in its construction during the 12th century. Walk around...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We came upon this place when walking back from plaka.. it is located on the square and a very small and beautiful church. It was not open at the time but we took some photos but it there were a lot of homeless people around...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lisetteki
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This is the best of all the teeny orthodox churches you find around Athens. It is not open frequently but try on a Saturday or Sunday late morning or early afternoon. It is made of Medieval remnants and is exquisite inside.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

Standing next to Athens Cathedral & built in a cruciform, this church is thought to date to the 12th century. Now the interior has largely bare walls where there once would have been frescoes. The exterior is particularly interesting as there is a frieze of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank John H
Reviewed 10 June 2018

This church has a lot of history and is a beautiful gem in the city. Worth visiting at the same time as seeing Athens Cathedral (which is next door to this church)

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

It's tiny, and you can only go into the porch, but it is well worth taking 10 minutes to thoroughly explore - make sure you walk all round the exterior! It's a very old church (I believe 12th century) and covered in ornate and interesting...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank konifer
Reviewed 9 April 2018

You can easily visit this church when you see the adjacent Metropolitan Cathedral. This is a much smaller and significantly older church, and to that extent is perhaps more interesting . Worth popping your head inside for a quick look at the ancient religious murals.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Just walking and came across this little place dating back 12 century popped in very small but decoration is beautiful. Just enough space and a few minute inside

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Cute little very old church located next to the giant Athens Cathedral. Worth a flying visit if you are planning on visiting the cathedral.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank CraigE1119
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This is a must visit. We found this small "old" church to be fascinating. The architecture was fabulous. The details caught our eyes for quite a while.

Date of experience: May 2017
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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
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