Church of the Holy Apostles

Church of the Holy Apostles

Church of the Holy Apostles
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A stately 11th century church decorated with a series of 17th century frescoes.
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from ₹693.79
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How to get there
  • Monastiraki • 4 min walk
  • Akropoli • 5 min walk
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom9,332 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
The Church of the Holy Apostles is located inside the Athenian Agora. Immediately, you can see that it belongs to a completely different time in history. Unlike all the other structures which belong to ancient times, the church was built around the middle of the 10th century, over the top of an ancient nymphaeum.
Although it’s the newest building here, it’s still one of, if not the oldest, church in Athens and is very similar to the 12th century Panagia Gorgoepikoo church beside the Cathedral.
Only a few buildings inside the Agora are still standing. Together with the Temple of Hephaestus and the Attalos Stoa, this is one of the best preserved.
The facade is decorated with ornate and detailed stonework, double arched windows and a six sided dome. It’s only small and that, combined with contrasting patterning of the brickwork and mortar made me think a gingerbread house.
It is near the Attalos Stoa but is set apart a bit so you have to walk over to it, then double back to the main path that runs alongside the Middle Stoa.
TICKET TIP: The combo ticket is very good value. It includes entry to both the Ancient Agora and the Acropolis as well as 5 other sites. At €30, it is well worth it (entry to the Agora on its own is €10 and the Acropolis is €20). It is worth noting that in winter, most sites are half price so the combo ticket is not such good value then.
Written 28 October 2023
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PaulB
Maastricht, The Netherlands3,112 contributions
Jan 2023
The Church of the Holy Apostles is located in the Ancient Agora of Athens, next to the Stoa of Attalos, and was built in the late 10th century, partly over a 2nd-century nymphaion
It was the first significant church of the Middle Byzantine period in Athens.
Written 9 February 2023
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA13,464 contributions
Aug 2021
This church, which sits inside The Agora, has a simple but attractive exterior. The unrestored frescos inside add to its charm.

This and the Temple of Hephaestus are the best preserved ancient building in the Agora.
Written 6 October 2021
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jordanellie41
Longridge, UK1,064 contributions
Sep 2019
This church looks quite ordinary for the outside but inside it is wonderful. It's very dark inside but that just adds to it's charm as it's laden with gold leaf on a majestic looking altar. Each side is adorned with lots of murals and the gold leaf chandeliers are exquisite.
Written 29 December 2019
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA10,390 contributions
Dec 2019
This church, located close to the Stoa of Attalos dates from the very late 10th or early 11th century. When we visited on 12/16, it was closed and we were unable to enter. It is situated atop the Nymphaion from the 2nd century AD. It is the only surviving mediaeval monument standing in Athens.
Written 28 December 2019
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JLC-mtl2015
Montreal, Canada372 contributions
Aug 2019
You must purchase your access to Ancient Agora to reach this building.

Only a few building are still standing on the premise of the Ancient Agora. This one is one of them and you can also step in to look at the walls that was restored in 1956.

It is a small, distinctive 11th century church among larger structure on the site. However, today, you get a better idea of the cachet of this historical building due to the restoration work.

There are many beautiful churches in Athens, we can’t stop at each of them. While we were on the Ancient Agora site, we opted to look inside and we were not disappointed.

We took the combo ticket that allowed us to visit this site along others: Roman Agora, Hadrian’s Library, Temple of Olympian Zeus and Acropolis. If you already have your ticket, skip the line.
Written 6 November 2019
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ChrissyV
Fort Collins, CO48 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
Gorgeous at night. Impressive lighting, so glad to see while driving past on way to The Plaka for dinner.
Written 31 October 2019
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria20,943 contributions
Sep 2019
A 10th century church located in the Agora of Athens and built on an ancient Roman temple. Unfortunately, there are few icons left, but the visit is well worth it.
Written 10 September 2019
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Naila
Baku, Azerbaijan844 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
After you visit Stoa of Attalos, go down and you will see this small ancient church. It is build in roman style and is a perfect representation of most buildings of those period. Obviously, as it is related to christianity era, it is more "modern" than other buildings there.
Written 20 July 2019
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sharrongeg
Henderson, NV3,267 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Located in the Ancient Agora, this tiny church is a delight. Some of the lovely frescos have survived-and been somewhat restored

Quiet and peaceful, it is near the top of the Agora. Step inside and just feel the history. No seating inside, but lovely benches in the shade outside.
Written 17 June 2019
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Church of the Holy Apostles admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost ₹ 694.88, while a popular guided tour starts around ₹ 1,018.16 per person.