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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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  • This Orthodox Church is near by the Flea Market. Since I was in the neighborhood I visited the church. It is a small church and fairly quickly visited inside out. However, it is really beautiful and c...  more »
  • Beautiful architecture inside and out. It is between Monastiraki and Syntagma, and there are lots of shops, restaurants and bars around it.  more »
  • In the middle of a shopping street this small church apparently saved from demolition. As soon as you enter seems to be in a place far away in time, mysterious. The chapel of Santa Barbara deserves special attention.
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  • One of the many lovely redbrick domed churches in the city. Lovely frescoes inside but no photos permitted.
  • Historic church, awesome to visit. I hope the renovations end soon, so more people can come in to see it.
  • A beautiful, small and ancient church. Walk in, light a candle (anyone can do that) and sit in the hushed, dark space contemplating the Byzantine frescoes. A respite from the crowds and bustle of the central Athens.
  • I was quite glad to see it wasn't destroyed! Walk along the street. It is quite vibrant!
  • Especial church in the middle of the center. Is a nice quick stop
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