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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
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.
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
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
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.
This is overlooked generally because it sits right near the Metropolis Cathedral. It is worth a look though but for me the most interesting part was the outside walls with the animal reliefs. The church is quite historic, dating back to the 12th century but...More
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
number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.