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Church of Panaghia Gorgoepikoos, Athens

Church of Panaghia Gorgoepikoos - Athens, Greece
Church of Panaghia Gorgoepikoos
Metropoleos Square, Athens, Greece 10556Map
+30 210 321 7116(Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Plaka
Overview

As in the case of David and Goliath, the humble Byzantine church standing beside the large Metropolis Cathedral has much more historical value than its neighbor. It was built in the 12th century, on the ruins of an ancient temple of Isis-Eileithyia. The temple and other ancient buildings served as a source of building material when the church was constructed. This explains why the walls incorporate many marble murals, such as one dating back to the 4th Century BCE showing the symbols of the twelve months. The Panagia Gorgoepikoos (all-hearing) is dedicated to the Madonna and Agios Eleftherios.

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Church of Panaghia Gorgoepikoos General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
  • Nearest Train: Metro Lines 2 & 3: Syntagma Station
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