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Visiting Athens' beautiful former Greek Orthodox Cathedral!

The "Agia Irini Church", built in 1846, is an excellent example of a Greek Orthodox Church in the... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
LuizDutraNeto
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Great location

Lovely church in the center of athens. The church itself is beautiful, although what makes it so... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
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6 Jul 2018
“Visiting Athens' beautiful former Greek Orthodox Cathedral!”
4 Jul 2018
“Great location”
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

The "Agia Irini Church", built in 1846, is an excellent example of a Greek Orthodox Church in the Byzantine style and was Athen's main Cathedral for many years. It is located on the beautiful and busy "Agia Irini Square", with newly renovated neoclassical buildings, converted...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank LuizDutraNeto
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Lovely church in the center of athens. The church itself is beautiful, although what makes it so special is the square around it. It is full of cafes and restaurants in which to cool off after a long day of sightseeing. Great place in an...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

We walked by the Agia Irini Church whilst in the area and made sure we stopped to admire the the building. It is an interesting Cathedral to look at and very well maintained. Be sure not to be wearing shorts if you want to go...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Tom J
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Even though we just saw it from the outside, it was really nice and a pleasant surprise to bump into it as you are wandering the city center at night. The facade is gorgeous. I hope to come back to see its interior.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Beach-Dew
Reviewed 14 January 2018

The area is profuse, commercial, 'Venetian', jewel studded. Pre-modernity structure ambiential, imposing, mystical, unique in the deprived and depraved ecclesiastical Greek capital. Despote the rhetorics Athens lacks a consistent ecclesiastical plumage. This is of its finest accoutrements to be a taken in consjunction with Kapnikarea,...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank bardangas
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We had the good fortune to visit Ayia Irini Church during Easter week, during our two week stay in a nearby hotel, in Athens. It's a really lovely church with beautiful architecture features and icons. It's only about two minutes walk from Monastiraki square. It's...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Agia Irini is a medium size church in Aiolou street very close to Monastiraki square. It has an unusual architecture that combines neoclassical, renaissance and byzantine style and its dark interior creates a very mystical atmosphere, as a dramatic light goes down from the windows...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Aris K
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Really beautiful and serene church right in the heart of Athens. No photos allowed so I can't show how beautiful it is, only describe. Gorgeous icons, beautiful wooden panelling, stunning frescoes and roof decor. It is a really nice place to sit and have a...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 4 February 2017

It was the first time I entered an Orthodox church when a celebration was taking place. The beauty of the church is undeniable and I honestly felt at peace as you listen to the songs that 3 priests (or monks) sang. I did not understand...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in visiting an orthodox church during your visit in Athens, do visit Agia Irini church.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Nikos K
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