Church Of Panagia Kapnikarea

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  • Address: Ermou & Kapnikareas, Athens 105 56, Greece
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +30-2103224462
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:45 Mins
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture

One of the oldest churches in Athens, the Church of Panagia Kapnikarea was built sometime during the year 1050. It is also one of the most important Byzantine monuments in Athens. With striking architecture, this quaint church is a must visit. Do check out the mosaic of Madonna and Child. This church is thought to be built on the ruins of an ancient temple probably dedicated to Athena or Demeter.

As for the architecture of this place, it is a four column type square housing three apses on the east side and a narthex on the west. Visit here is a must for a spiritual as well as architectural retreat while you are in the city of Athens. 

Church Of Panagia Kapnikarea Travel Tips

  • It is an active place of worship, appropriate clothing is required.
  • Photography within the church is prohibited.

How to Reach Church Of Panagia Kapnikarea

  • Monastiraki Metro Stop
  • Busses 25, 26 and 27

  • Chillbox
  • Kaminiotis
  • M.
  • Bros & Co 
  • Trends Subs and Salads

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  • Church Of Panagia Kapnikarea Address: Ermou & Kapnikareas, Athens 105 56, Greece
  • Church Of Panagia Kapnikarea Contact Number: +30-2103224462
  • Church Of Panagia Kapnikarea Timing: 08:00 am - 09:00 pm
  • Church Of Panagia Kapnikarea Price: Free
  • Time required to visit Church Of Panagia Kapnikarea: 00:45 Mins
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  • 4.41% of people who visit Athens include Church Of Panagia Kapnikarea in their plan

  • 34.78% of people start their Church Of Panagia Kapnikarea visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Church Of Panagia Kapnikarea

Monday, Friday and Saturday

71.43% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Church Of Panagia Kapnikarea

People normally club together Eleusinion and Ilias Lalaounis Jewellery Museum while planning their visit to Church Of Panagia Kapnikarea.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Church Of Panagia Kapnikarea Reviews & Ratings

  • This church is a beauty! Unlike any other church I have seen in the entire world. The old murals on the walls and ceilings are so beautiful. Each one tells a different story. I am so glad I went inside to have a look. There were a lot of loud street performers right next to the church. When I went inside, it was truly calming and peaceful.

  • This whole area is a tourist's dream come true. Photo ops abound. People are nice and you are ignored to go about the business of being a tourist. Lots of musicians doing their thing. Loads of shops and restaurants. I'm a fan of being so close to historic buildings and being able to literally touch them.

  • Absolutely stunningly beautiful at night. I very much hope the doors are open tomorrow to take s look inside. Age hangs on this building like a lead's even lower than the surrounding square cobbles. Priceless when you can see it without crowds

  • Super cute church although I was unable to go in even though I walked by at two different times.

  • Picturesque place to catch your breath while strolling up an down Ermou street.

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