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Address: Mitropoleos Square, Athens 999 20, Greece
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Private Walking Tour: Ancient Agora, Plaka and Monastiraki monuments

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Beautiful place.

It's located right smack in between Monastiraki and syntagma metro station. Very beautiful cathedral. Just a quick stop by. U probably spend between 15-30 mins here.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
Alex L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 around the world. When I visited, the building was still covered in scaffolding due to... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 the direction of Monastiraki so most travellers will probably happen upon it. It is has... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles 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, and a domed church built in the neobyzantine and neoclassical style.

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San Pablo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful cathedral of the Greek Orthodox Church! Wonderful icons of the church and relics of 2 saints whose names I do not know. As you enter, you can't help but notice the smell of olive oil or incense. Also, if you visit Roman Catholic Churches, you will notice both the similarities and differences. Just a wonderful church to visit and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I entered the cathedral, which was close to my hotel. It is rather small by European standards, but it was decorated nicely inside. There is no entrance fee. It is worth a quick visit.

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South Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The exterior was very nice, especially at night; but the interior is just gorgeous. It is richly decorated with so much eye candy. It is a must visit place in my opinion.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Finally the restoration work has completed! No more scaffolding around the exterior wall and and inside church. The marble facade is shining, the wall and ceiling paintings are back to life, worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

It's located right smack in between Monastiraki and syntagma metro station. Very beautiful cathedral. Just a quick stop by. U probably spend between 15-30 mins here.

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This church, the cathedral church of the Archbishop of Athens (and all Greece) has recently been cleaned, restored and reopened to visitors. The interior decoration, with elaborate icons of the saints, wall hangings and other elements, is beautiful and a great example of the Greek Orthodox faith. There is no admission, although donations are appreciated. In the courtyard are statues... More 

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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 number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.
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