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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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+30 21 0322 1308
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We happened upon the Cathedral accidentally when walking back to our hotel in the Plaka. We took in the square and went into the church to light a candle.

Thank db7477
Reviewed 1 week ago

So, we liked it but not as much as we liked other churches that had far more age and distinction. I guess I am too infatuated with the age of the other buildings in the area.

Thank daqattaq
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely cathedral located in the heart of the city centre. Nearly every inch of the inside is covered in lovely intricate artwork. Definitely worth a visit :) Unlike most major city cathedrals it’s free to get in as a tourist and look around.

1  Thank Craig E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed right across from the Cathedral and it really is in a central area of Athens surrounded by cafes and restaurants. The church feels very much like a working Greek Orthodox Cathedral - there were lots of locals coming into the church to light...More

1  Thank Belgo96
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see for locals and visitors. The renovation of the Cathedral has restored it fully to its original glory!

2  Thank NFratzeskos
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Cathedral was built in 1892 and it looks brand new after the renovation. It is beautiful inside and outside. The inside is the Orthodox Byzantine style and it is beautiful. Definitely worth a visit. Don't forget to visit the 1000 year old church next...More

1  Thank Ramadama
Reviewed 13 September 2017

At least Orthodoxy is keeping with the roots of the church. If you are lucky enough to witness a wedding.....it is full of ritual, crowns, incense, tying hands together and fun. I think Orthodoxy celebrates, more, the birth of Christ than dwell on his death.

2  Thank differentname
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

The soaring white building is a welcome haven from the heat,close to Syntagma Square and Placa. There is a wonderful atmosphere of calm as well as majesty, evoked by beautiful icons and the aroma of incense. Don't miss the tiny adjacent Church of Theotokos and...More

2  Thank David B
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Unlike the vast western-style cathedrals of northern Europe, this church feels exactly like a Greek Orthodox parish church simply on a larger scale. The artwork is awe-inspiring. Take a few moments to sit and take it all in. There's a steady procession of people entering...More

2  Thank TorontoJK
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This newly renovated Greek Orthodox church is the Cathedral Church of Athens. The place is overwhelming Athens City and most probably you will the Archbishop there!!!

Thank Manolis A
Nearby
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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