Agia Irini Church

Agia Irini Church, Athens

Agia Irini Church
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  • Monastiraki • 3 min walk
  • Panepistimio • 8 min walk
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permia
Ireland37,196 contributions
Exceptional temple of worship
Feb 2020
In the optimism following Independence from the Moslem Ottomans there was a concerted programme of church building. This great construct was started in the mid 1840s and the interior was finalised in the early 1890s.

Standing opposite provides a marvellous vista of the expansive edifice in pleasing hues of lightness. A double belfry bound a pediment of simplicity with only a circle of bas-reliefs at centre.

Stepping inside, even though only in ambient light, was to see impressive and inspiring features. A vista along the nave, bordered by columns and arches, brings one to the wonderful iconostasis.

Frescoes and icons are at the spiritual core of the tranquil extensive space.
Written 1 April 2020
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aroundtheworld247365
Cape Town, South Africa2,524 contributions
Pretty and calm oasis in middle of city
Sep 2019 • Solo
Calm oasis in a bustling area of Athens filled with bars and cafes. Nice place to find respite from the buzz.
Written 16 September 2019
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annarfai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates217 contributions
Nice church
Aug 2019 • Couples
Nice old church
It deserves to visit it if you have a car
The sister was mad when I asked her to return me the rest of 10€ which I bought some candles
I like the church
Written 28 August 2019
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aroundtheworld247365
Cape Town, South Africa2,524 contributions
Lovely church
May 2019 • Friends
Lovely church in an old area currently undergoing a lot of upgrading and rejuvenation with some good restaurants and cafes nearby.
Written 20 May 2019
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC5,662 contributions
Helpful Staff, Beautiful Church!
Apr 2019 • Solo
I came across this church during my walk of the Monastiraki neighborhood. Went inside and said my prayers after admiring the beauty of this church.

I met a male employee and asked him about the name of the church. Thinking I might forget its name, he gladly wrote down the church's name in my piece of paper.

Note: Taking pictures inside the church is not allowed!
Written 6 April 2019
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 contributions
Visiting Athens' beautiful former Greek Orthodox Cathedral!
Jun 2018 • Friends
The "Agia Irini Church", built in 1846, is an excellent example of a Greek Orthodox Church in the Byzantine style and was Athen's main Cathedral for many years. It is located on the beautiful and busy "Agia Irini Square", with newly renovated neoclassical buildings, converted into hotels, bars, cafés and restaurants. Visit the Church, the Square and enjoy Athens' 2018 Summer hottest spot, with its cosmopolitan and trendy atmosphere. Enjoy!
Written 6 July 2018
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_johnjp65_
London, UK4 contributions
Great location
May 2018 • Solo
Lovely church in the center of athens. The church itself is beautiful, although what makes it so special is the square around it. It is full of cafes and restaurants in which to cool off after a long day of sightseeing. Great place in an even better location!
Written 4 July 2018
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Tom J
London, UK1,364 contributions
Lovely Church Architecturally Pleasant
Apr 2018 • Couples
We walked by the Agia Irini Church whilst in the area and made sure we stopped to admire the the building.

It is an interesting Cathedral to look at and very well maintained.

Be sure not to be wearing shorts if you want to go in though!
Written 26 April 2018
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Beach-Dew
Malaga, Spain678 contributions
Beautiful church
Apr 2018 • Couples
Even though we just saw it from the outside, it was really nice and a pleasant surprise to bump into it as you are wandering the city center at night. The facade is gorgeous. I hope to come back to see its interior.
Written 23 April 2018
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B d A
Athens, Greece690 contributions
Concise ecclesiastical edifice, sumptuous attractive
Jan 2018 • Friends
The area is profuse, commercial, 'Venetian', jewel studded. Pre-modernity structure ambiential, imposing, mystical, unique in the deprived and depraved ecclesiastical Greek capital. Despote the rhetorics Athens lacks a consistent ecclesiastical plumage. This is of its finest accoutrements to be a taken in consjunction with Kapnikarea, Chryssospiliotissa and some more remote edifices. Eclectic structure.
Written 14 January 2018
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