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Address: Mitropoleos Square, Athens 999 20, Greece
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Beautiful place.

It's located right smack in between Monastiraki and syntagma metro station. Very beautiful cathedral. Just a quick stop by. U probably spend between 15-30 mins here.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
Alex L
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Finally the restoration work has completed! No more scaffolding around the exterior wall and and inside church. The marble facade is shining, the wall and ceiling paintings are back to life, worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

It's located right smack in between Monastiraki and syntagma metro station. Very beautiful cathedral. Just a quick stop by. U probably spend between 15-30 mins here.

1 Thank Alex L
West Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This church, the cathedral church of the Archbishop of Athens (and all Greece) has recently been cleaned, restored and reopened to visitors. The interior decoration, with elaborate icons of the saints, wall hangings and other elements, is beautiful and a great example of the Greek Orthodox faith. There is no admission, although donations are appreciated. In the courtyard are statues... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

A few blocks from Syntagma Square is the Metropolitan Cathedral, which is the mother church of Greek Orthodox. Open courtyard with shade trees and statues with places to sit. You can enter the church if you are properly attired (covered shoulders and knees). At the time of our visit, there was reconstruction/painting being done, so you could only enter a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

It is certainly worth a visit even if you are not religious. The Interior is beautifully decorated and presented. It's free to enter and takes up as much time as you want to give it. Stunning icons and art work await inside. Things to note before visiting. The dress code is quite strict. It specifies outside that you should not... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Athens. It is the largest church in Athens. It sits in a large square usually filled with locals.

1 Thank RodMcLeod
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Highly decorated interior with ornate and attractive depictions of Christian icons and biblical scenes.

1 Thank Michael S
Mebane, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Like others, we were unable to view the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Annunciation on an earlier visit. It was worth the wait. The scaffolding is gone and the Cathedral is pristine and beautiful. Step inside and prepare to have your breath taken. In the courtyard you'll see statues of Constantine XI, last Byzantine emperor and of Archbishop Damaskinos who served... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I've been coming to business to Athens for years and have been waiting to visit this cathedral until the scaffolding all gone. It now has! Fantastic exterior, fully restored. Interior also looks stunning. Great photos. Word of warning - shorts/revealing clothing strictly not permitted inside. Respect.

1 Thank Colin G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

In a hot afternoon you may want to go to Great Mitropolis. Wonderfull pictures and beautifull carvings are waiting you there with their silence. A place to think and fill your eye and heart with beauty.

1 Thank Cornel P

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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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