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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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  • A small Byzantine church stands in the middle of Ermou, the most expensive shopping street in Athens, Twice in the last two years visiting Athens, I never saw it open. The strange name Kapnikaréa is.....  more
    A small Byzantine church stands in the middle of Ermou, the most expensive shopping street in Athens, Twice in the last two years visiting Athens, I never saw it open. The strange name Kapnikaréa is.....  more »
  • We were staying in an apartment between Sig Square and the Pláka when we stumbled upon this small church by accident one afternoon while out exploring. It is located at the end of Ermou Street (a... 
    We were staying in an apartment between Sig Square and the Pláka when we stumbled upon this small church by accident one afternoon while out exploring. It is located at the end of Ermou Street (a...  more »
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  • Very interesting church in the centre of everything. This is church has paintings on the inside. Give this church a visit if you’re in the area as it is a great point of different in comparison to the church’s in Italy.
  • 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.

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