Little Mitropolis Church (Panayia Gorgoepikoos and Agios Eleftherios), Athens

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  • The Church of Virgin Mary Gorgoepikooy and Agios Eleftherios, aka little Metropolis is media Christian Church located on Mitropoleos square., opposite the Cathedral. It was built by the Metropolitan of Athens Michael Choniates in the early 13th century. According to other historians the creation of dates to the 12th, 11th or 8th century. The historic name is Byzantine, poswnymia and means "from above speydoysa and rapid assistance '. It is one of the temples of Byzantine style that were built in the city of Athens. It is built on the ruins of an ancient temple of Eileithyias, the so-called Lytirias and Eleythoysas, and today on attrition "Eleytheroysas". The architectural style of the Church is the ellinobyzantinos of the season after Justinian. It has a square ground plan and a dome based on drum elegant and rather tall.
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  • We spent Monday at 10.00 and it was closed. Some Greek friends tried to find someone who opened it for us and no luck. The façade is interesting for its re-use of parts of other architectures.
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  • 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...  more »