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Little Mitropolis Church (Panayia Gorgoepikoos and Agios Eleftherios)

Platia Mitropoleos, Athens, Greece
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Closed for our visit, but worth a walk all the way around to see the sculpture

This tiny church right next to the main cathedral is worth a look. As other reviewers have noted... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Treasure trove of history but oft overlooked

Located in a quiet corner of the square which is dominated by the Metropolitan Cathedral, this... read more

Reviewed 16 March 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 28 September 2016

A little stone church placed close to Metropolitan Cathedral.Beautiful,but nothing out of common here...

Thank zuv
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Found this little church walking around the city. It was a nice break from the touristy shops and the pressure from the restaurants try to pull us in for a meal.

1  Thank Arlin F
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This 13th-century Byzantine church is so unique: built completely of masonry and adorned with a selection of carefeully selected classical spoliated pieces. The pagan pieces were Christianized with the inclusion of inscribed crosses. Highly recommended!

Thank SonerTraveler
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

This quaint little church will leave you speechless. It is hundreds of years old and you can see how the city has grown up around it. It seems quite out of place where it is, which is one of the neat things about seeing it....More

1  Thank Eddie B
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

This is seriously a hidden gem. Very calming, relaxing and spiritual place. Sorry to say, but in this case size doesn't matter!

1  Thank bahrawia
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Didn’t had the possibility to visit this church, but looks well preserved from the outside. The little church is located in the shadow of the Cathedral

Thank Erwin H
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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