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Sotira Lykodimou Church (Russian Church)

Filellinon 21 | Plaka, Athens, Greece
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The Sotira Lykodimou Church (better known locally as the Russian Church, since the Russians bought and restored the building during the 19th century) is Athens' largest medieval building and one of the most important Byzantine monuments of the 11th century. It is a domed octagon with a low roof, and tall, three-sided apses.
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5 Jul 2017
“A nice church”
12 Apr 2017
“A little surprise opposite my hotel ”
Filellinon 21 | Plaka, Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

This church is known as the "Russian Church", and it's worth a visit if you happen to be in the vicinity. We came across it by chance and checked it out. There are some love paintings, icons inside, and the architecture is really amazing. Located...More

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

My driver recommend I visit this church , especially if I got a chance to see the easter services . I came in on the Wednesday before Easter & the festivities had already begun ! A beautiful Russian Orthodox Mass . I stood behind &...More

Thank Hampt
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Small and beautiful interior a bit dark inside. I have visited it several times especially during the Holy Easter. The story behind it: The Church of the Saviour of Lycodemos, otherwise known as the Russian Church, is the parish church of the Russian community in...More

3  Thank greekcypriot2009
Reviewed 14 February 2015

Located very close to Syntagma square, this little church features a central nave and a detached bell tower. While it is rather small, the interior is nicely designed. Worth a 2-minute visit.

Thank TheShis
Reviewed 9 September 2013 via mobile

Worth taking a look if you are in the neighbourhood as it is in a pretty good state. We werent able to see inside unfortunately as it wasnt opened. It is interesting to see the bell tower detached a few meters away from the main...More

1  Thank Emmanuel C
Perhaps the best place to get your bearings is
Syntagma Square, crowned by the imposing Parliament
building on its upper side and surrounded by other
large structures, such as the exclusive Hotel Grande
Bretagne. The grand avenues that lead towards Omonia
are also full of massive Neoclassical edifices like
the Numismatic Museum and those around smaller Platia
Kolokotroni. Here you will find lots of travel agents,
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