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Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens

Mitropoleos Square, Athens 999 20, Greece
+30-21-0322-1308
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Mitropoleos Square, Athens 999 20, Greece
Plaka
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For anyone who likes churches or beautiful ceilings this shouldn't disappoint. The walls and ceilings are stunning, with lovely stained glass windows adding colour. Entry is free.

1  Thank jpsinclair
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Inside, this is one of the smallest Cathedrals that I have seen with just 120 seats, but it is beautiful to see, with some lovely plain coloured windows and other intricate features, and a huge coloured dome. Outside, the large square lends itself to the...More

1  Thank David H
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Beautiful church in central Athens, in Mitropoleos Square. Finally the construction is over and the scaffolding is down! This is a "must see" in Athens. Even if you only stop in for a few moments, you must visit.

1  Thank Victoria M
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We passed by the cathedral so took a look in. Very beautiful Orthodox Cathedral inside, not much information but it is free entry and worth stopping by.

1  Thank James C
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Located right in the heart of the Plaka area. Beautiful cathedral with awesome architecture. Services are held on Sundays. Lots of places to buy items relating to religion located very near the cathedral. Nice places surrounding for a coffee, most frequented by locals.

1  Thank CeeJayJoe
Reviewed 30 March 2017

It is such a nice cathedral in the middle of Athens. The square is also very nice in front of it! It does not matter whether it is daytime or night time this cathedral is so elegant like a woman! :-)

1  Thank OZS969
Reviewed 13 March 2017

It's got a rather corporate-sounding name but this cathedral, built in the mid-1800s, is the parish of the head of the Greek Orthodox religion. It's not a very imposing building in terms of size, and certainly not grand in the style of other large cathedrals...More

Thank ianwyj
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The Metropolitan Cathedral (Mitropoli) will probably be heard before it's seen! it's bells ring out around central Athens on the hour so if you don't stumble upon it as you wander, you'll be drawn by those bells! it is a few blocks from Syntagma in...More

1  Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 5 February 2017

after many years of restorations to preserve this monument now you can enjoy the architecture even if you are relegious or not.

1  Thank males1405
Reviewed 21 January 2017

The Metropolitan Cathedral is on Metropoleos Square, right is Ayios Elefttherios chapel. I think it's the oldest Cathedral; on the square there are several cafés and restaurants; It's a charming church of the 12 century and dedicated to Virgin Mary; It's the Cathedral of Athens,...More

2  Thank Manuela L
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Plaka
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
...More
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