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Little Mitropolis Church (Panayia Gorgoepikoos and Agios Eleftherios)

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Small but interesting

This is overlooked generally because it sits right near the Metropolis Cathedral. It is worth a... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Belgo96
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Australia
Very Old, Interesting Church

An interesting contrast to its much larger and overpowering neighbour, the Metropolis Cathedral. No... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
TorontoJK
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Toronto, Canada
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This tiny church is located under the shadow of the Athens Cathedral and dates from the 12th century.
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Platia Mitropoleos, Athens, Greece
Plaka
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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)

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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

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.

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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

Thank Wayne P
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.

Thank Craig E
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.

Thank daqattaq
Reviewed 15 October 2017

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

Thank Belgo96
Reviewed 10 August 2017

An interesting contrast to its much larger and overpowering neighbour, the Metropolis Cathedral. No one is quite sure how old it is because it was build with bits and pieces of pagan temples, the marble blocks re-purposed to build a church. Well worth your time...More

Thank TorontoJK
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This cute little church is in an east location to stop in and visit quickly. We visited on a Sunday morning and there were lots of people around, but the church itself was not busy.

Thank mlejane
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We stayed across from this Church and as Greek Orthodox members we came to visit the church on a Sunday to see it. The church is small but lovely. If you are passing by, it may be worth a visit if you are interested. It...More

Thank Nicholas P
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Plaka
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
...More
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