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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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  • I saw lots of churches on a recent weeks holiday in Athens ,all were beautiful in their own right ,this one located in the centre of Sig Square is particularly beautiful. A great example of Byzantine....  more
    I saw lots of churches on a recent weeks holiday in Athens ,all were beautiful in their own right ,this one located in the centre of Sig Square is particularly beautiful. A great example of Byzantine....  more »
  • When this church really dates from seems lost in history, conquered by foreign lands obscuring the full history of the church. Byzantine in style it could be up to 1000 years old, open and free to... 
    When this church really dates from seems lost in history, conquered by foreign lands obscuring the full history of the church. Byzantine in style it could be up to 1000 years old, open and free to...  more »
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  • A seldom place with free shadow given from trees. That's very positive. But the Isle has better places in my opinion. The walk into the sea vegans with some meters of stones and then turn to beautiful sand where you can walk a long way before standing will b impossible. It was very windy at the August days when we met.
  • Amazing "pocket-sized" church in the shopping district. Beautiful architecture and heartbreaking interior, with orthodox art adds murals condensed in such a small space.

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