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.
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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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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!!!