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Church of Panaghia Kapnikarea

Athens, Greece
3.9 / 16
One of the oldest Orthodox churches in Athens. The temple was erected on the ruins of a pagan sanctuary dedicated to the female deity. The first Christian churches began to appear in the city at the dawn of the Byzantine era, when the city fell into decay, and the new faith almost completely supplanted pagan cults. The church of Panagia Kapnikarei is built in a typical Byzantine style, which is characterized by round domed towers.
Church of Panaghia Kapnikarea
Address:Kapnikareas, Athina
Phone:+30 21 0322 4462


As you walk along the bustling pedestrian street of Ermou Street, from the direction of Syntagma Square, you arrive after a walk of about 400 meters t.. Read more »

Rebekah Smith

Very special church with rich interior Byzantine decorations. Stop by and have a look!

Δέσποινα Πραπαλοπούλου (D

You must go inside this unique church,if you walk around the area!

Meletis Papageorgiou

Nice tradition church in the center of athens Lots of shops around

Elias Saad

This small 11th-century church, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, stands smack in the middle of the Ermou shopping strip. It was saved from the bulldozers.. Read more »

Rui Santo

If you can please take a look at this small church right in the city center.

mrs bellamy

The old lady working there is extremely rude. If you just take a look at your phone (to check for messages) she will shout at you in front of everyone.. Read more »

Limor BD

Beautiful from the outside but I never went in

Riccardo Scalas

Nice, beautifull!


Amazing place and history. One of the most important Byzantine monuments in Athens is in the middle of Ermou street. The church is dedicated to Saint .. Read more »

Abi P

The woman who has decided she is in charge of this place is RUDE! Shouting at visitors for various supposed breaches of her rules. No face mask. Shout.. Read more »

Eileen Weed

Very cute little old church from 1,000 years ago, right in the middle of a busy intersection! The door was closed when I was there about 3pm on a Tues.. Read more »

Haseeb Ali

It's a small church near the city center and in a street. It is closed these days but you can sit around here and can enjoy the hustle bustle of the t.. Read more »

The Grandiz

Very picturesque orthodox church located close to Plaka district

Daniel Jankowski

Ideal example of the destructive catholic power. Instead of being restored, the Temple of Athena has been adapted to the spread of Christianity. The .. Read more »

Nikos Grey

Just another religious place. This one is a bit packed and ugly cause of the surrounding buildings that press it to look even smaller/stressed than it.. Read more »

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