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Little Mitropolis Church (Panayia Gorgoepikoos and Agios Eleftherios)

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Address: Platia Mitropoleos, Athens, Greece
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This tiny church is located under the shadow of the Athens Cathedral and...

This tiny church is located under the shadow of the Athens Cathedral and dates from the 12th century.

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Treasure trove of history but oft overlooked

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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, it makes up in history. Built in the late-12th century in the Orthodox style, the church became the seat of the Greek Orthodox patriarchy during Ottoman... More 

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Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's a real bijou at the Mikropolis square. This Byzantine-era church also known as 'Mikri Mitropolis' was constructed at the beginning of the 13th century, it's well preserved with a beautiful interior. One can reach the attraction on foot within about 15 minutes from Syntagma square in western direction towards Monastiraki via the famous Ermou (shopping) street.

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Neath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

less than a 10 minute walk from syntagma metro this tiny little 12th century church next to the cathedral is quaint and totally out of sync with its surroundings which makes it even nicer to see..i would make sure to see this when in athens as its near the metro and the national gardens

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

A little stone church placed close to Metropolitan Cathedral.Beautiful,but nothing out of common here...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Found this little church walking around the city. It was a nice break from the touristy shops and the pressure from the restaurants try to pull us in for a meal.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This 13th-century Byzantine church is so unique: built completely of masonry and adorned with a selection of carefeully selected classical spoliated pieces. The pagan pieces were Christianized with the inclusion of inscribed crosses. Highly recommended!

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Lancaster, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

This quaint little church will leave you speechless. It is hundreds of years old and you can see how the city has grown up around it. It seems quite out of place where it is, which is one of the neat things about seeing it. Be sure to go inside. It is free, although putting a coin or two in... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

This is seriously a hidden gem. Very calming, relaxing and spiritual place. Sorry to say, but in this case size doesn't matter!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Didn’t had the possibility to visit this church, but looks well preserved from the outside. The little church is located in the shadow of the Cathedral

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

TheLittle Mitropolis Church, Panayia Gorgoepikoos and Agios is one of the many small churches worth a quick visit while sightseeing in Athens.

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Plaka
Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay and play. Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.
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