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Church of Kapnikarea, Athens

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One of the most important Byzantine monuments and one of the oldest churches in Athens, Church of Kapnikarea was built in the 11th century on the ruins of an ancient temple. The edifice features a dome supported by four large Roman columns. Standing right in the middle of a bustling shopping thoroughfare, the church includes outer walls decorated with geometric cloisonne and imitation Arabic calligraphy. To visit Church of Kapnikarea and get the most from your holiday in Athens, create itinerary details personal to you using our Athens trip itinerary maker .
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  • Everyone knows that a photo is the best way to show the beauty of places. Even with just a photo you can convince other people to visit cities, museums and churchs. At the entrance there is a sign of ...  more »
  • The church is located in the main pedestrian street that connects Syntagma square with Monastiraki square and is surrounded by lots of cafes, bars and street food shops! Usually too crowdy!!  more »
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  • This church is a beauty! Unlike any other church I have seen in the entire world. The old murals on the walls and ceilings are so beautiful. Each one tells a different story. I am so glad I went inside to have a look. There were a lot of loud street performers right next to the church. When I went inside, it was truly calming and peaceful.
  • This whole area is a tourist's dream come true. Photo ops abound. People are nice and you are ignored to go about the business of being a tourist. Lots of musicians doing their thing. Loads of shops and restaurants. I'm a fan of being so close to historic buildings and being able to literally touch them.
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