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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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  • Okay this Byzantine Church, to see it out or if you're lucky to catch it open. There are many in Athens and all has its beauty.
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  • This is one of the more interesting Orthodox churches to visit whilst in Athens. Located not too far from Monastiraki square and right in the Plaka district it's well worth a visit.  more »
  • Extremely pleasant surprise to come across this little church in the middle of the main shopping street. Amazing wall paintings and atmosphere inside at the small chapel. Well worth a donation to view...  more »
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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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