Agios Nikolaos RangavasCurrently Closed
- Address: Prytaniou 1, cnr Epiharmou Plaka, Athens, Greece
- Timings: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +30-2103228193
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids
Located in Plaka, the neighborhood of Athens, the church of Agios Nikolaos Rangavas was built in the 11th century and today stands as one of the reminders of Byzantine times. This church is built in a simple four-aisled, cross-in-square design and is topped with a small octagonal dome of the Athenian era. This church belonged to a Byzantine family named Ragavis after whom it has been named as well. Although this church suffered a severe neglect during the 19th century, it was subsequently reshaped and reconstructed in the 20th century. According to the Greek tradition, the bell of this church was the first to ring out following the liberation of Athens from German occupation on 12 October, 1944. A visit over here is a must for some somber reflections!
How to Reach Agios Nikolaos Rangavas
- By Metro: Akropoli, Monastiraki station
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2.96% of people who visit Athens include Agios Nikolaos Rangavas in their plan
71.43% of people start their Agios Nikolaos Rangavas visit around 08 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Agios Nikolaos Rangavas
66.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Agios Nikolaos Rangavas
Agios Nikolaos Rangavas Reviews & Ratings
Great piece of Byzantine architecture, but closed most of the time for visitors.
Oldest church in Athens, very interesting history.
The oldest church of Athens. At least according to the residing priest...
A very historical church. Apparently open between 9 and 12 on weekdays.
Beautiful 11th century church.