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Little Mitropolis Church (Panayia Gorgoepikoos and Agios Eleftherios)

Platia Mitropoleos, Athens, Greece
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Cute little church

Cute little very old church located next to the giant Athens Cathedral. Worth a flying visit if... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Craig E
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Don't let size fool you

This is a must visit. We found this small "old" church to be fascinating. The architecture was... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
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This tiny church is located under the shadow of the Athens Cathedral and dates from the 12th century.
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  • Average17%
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Cute little very old church located next to the giant Athens Cathedral. Worth a flying visit if you are planning on visiting the cathedral.

Thank Craig E
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This is a must visit. We found this small "old" church to be fascinating. The architecture was fabulous. The details caught our eyes for quite a while.

Thank daqattaq
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This is overlooked generally because it sits right near the Metropolis Cathedral. It is worth a look though but for me the most interesting part was the outside walls with the animal reliefs. The church is quite historic, dating back to the 12th century but...More

Thank Belgo96
Reviewed 9 August 2017

An interesting contrast to its much larger and overpowering neighbour, the Metropolis Cathedral. No one is quite sure how old it is because it was build with bits and pieces of pagan temples, the marble blocks re-purposed to build a church. Well worth your time...More

Thank TorontoJK
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This cute little church is in an east location to stop in and visit quickly. We visited on a Sunday morning and there were lots of people around, but the church itself was not busy.

Thank mlejane
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We stayed across from this Church and as Greek Orthodox members we came to visit the church on a Sunday to see it. The church is small but lovely. If you are passing by, it may be worth a visit if you are interested. It...More

Thank Nicholas P
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This tiny church right next to the main cathedral is worth a look. As other reviewers have noted, it's historically important and artistically fascinating. Easy to include in your walk in the Plaka district.

Thank TravelMom269
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Located in a quiet corner of the square which is dominated by the Metropolitan Cathedral, this church is often overlooked by visitors. For one thing, it's comparatively tiny. But what it lacks in size, it makes up in history. Built in the late-12th century in...More

Thank ianwyj
Reviewed 17 February 2017

It's a real bijou at the Mikropolis square. This Byzantine-era church also known as 'Mikri Mitropolis' was constructed at the beginning of the 13th century, it's well preserved with a beautiful interior. One can reach the attraction on foot within about 15 minutes from Syntagma...More

1  Thank Martin Z
Reviewed 9 November 2016

less than a 10 minute walk from syntagma metro this tiny little 12th century church next to the cathedral is quaint and totally out of sync with its surroundings which makes it even nicer to see..i would make sure to see this when in athens...More

Thank glock123
Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains
the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay
and play. Its attractive features include small
squares, some notable museums and the beautiful
Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to
stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a
pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious
traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a
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