Church Of Panagia KapnikareaCurrently Closed
- 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
- Bros & Co
- Trends Subs and Salads
Love this? Explore the entire list of places to visit in Athens before you plan your trip.
Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Athens and book an accommodation of your choice.
4.41% of people who visit Athens include Church Of Panagia Kapnikarea in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
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
71.43% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Church Of Panagia Kapnikarea
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 coat...it'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.