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Church of Kapnikarea, Athens

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One of the most important Byzantine monuments and one of the oldest churches in Athens, Church of Kapnikarea was built in the 11th century on the ruins of an ancient temple. The edifice features a dome supported by four large Roman columns. Standing right in the middle of a bustling shopping thoroughfare, the church includes outer walls decorated with geometric cloisonne and imitation Arabic calligraphy. To visit Church of Kapnikarea and get the most from your holiday in Athens, create itinerary details personal to you using our Athens trip itinerary maker .
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  • This Orthodox Church is near by the Flea Market. Since I was in the neighborhood I visited the church. It is a small church and fairly quickly visited inside out. However, it is really beautiful and c...  more »
  • Beautiful architecture inside and out. It is between Monastiraki and Syntagma, and there are lots of shops, restaurants and bars around it.  more »
  • In the middle of a shopping street this small church apparently saved from demolition. As soon as you enter seems to be in a place far away in time, mysterious. The chapel of Santa Barbara deserves special attention.
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  • This church is a beauty! Unlike any other church I have seen in the entire world. The old murals on the walls and ceilings are so beautiful. Each one tells a different story. I am so glad I went inside to have a look. There were a lot of loud street performers right next to the church. When I went inside, it was truly calming and peaceful.
  • This whole area is a tourist's dream come true. Photo ops abound. People are nice and you are ignored to go about the business of being a tourist. Lots of musicians doing their thing. Loads of shops and restaurants. I'm a fan of being so close to historic buildings and being able to literally touch them.
  • Absolutely stunningly beautiful at night. I very much hope the doors are open tomorrow to take s look inside. Age hangs on this building like a lead coat...it's even lower than the surrounding square cobbles. Priceless when you can see it without crowds
  • Super cute church although I was unable to go in even though I walked by at two different times.
  • Picturesque place to catch your breath while strolling up an down Ermou street.
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