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Address: Mitropoleos Square, Athens 999 20, Greece
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Private Walking Tour: Ancient Agora, Plaka and Monastiraki monuments

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Beautiful cathedral

Located right in the heart of the Plaka area. Beautiful cathedral with awesome architecture. Services are held on Sundays. Lots of places to buy items relating to religion... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located right in the heart of the Plaka area. Beautiful cathedral with awesome architecture. Services are held on Sundays. Lots of places to buy items relating to religion located very near the cathedral. Nice places surrounding for a coffee, most frequented by locals.

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Budapest
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808 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is such a nice cathedral in the middle of Athens. The square is also very nice in front of it! It does not matter whether it is daytime or night time this cathedral is so elegant like a woman! :-)

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Singapore
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726 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 348 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

It's got a rather corporate-sounding name but this cathedral, built in the mid-1800s, is the parish of the head of the Greek Orthodox religion. It's not a very imposing building in terms of size, and certainly not grand in the style of other large cathedrals around the world. When I visited, the building was still covered in scaffolding due to... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 510 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The Metropolitan Cathedral (Mitropoli) will probably be heard before it's seen! it's bells ring out around central Athens on the hour so if you don't stumble upon it as you wander, you'll be drawn by those bells! it is a few blocks from Syntagma in the direction of Monastiraki so most travellers will probably happen upon it. It is has... More 

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

after many years of restorations to preserve this monument now you can enjoy the architecture even if you are relegious or not.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 700 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

The Metropolitan Cathedral is on Metropoleos Square, right is Ayios Elefttherios chapel. I think it's the oldest Cathedral; on the square there are several cafés and restaurants; It's a charming church of the 12 century and dedicated to Virgin Mary; It's the Cathedral of Athens, and a domed church built in the neobyzantine and neoclassical style.

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San Pablo, California
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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful cathedral of the Greek Orthodox Church! Wonderful icons of the church and relics of 2 saints whose names I do not know. As you enter, you can't help but notice the smell of olive oil or incense. Also, if you visit Roman Catholic Churches, you will notice both the similarities and differences. Just a wonderful church to visit and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

I entered the cathedral, which was close to my hotel. It is rather small by European standards, but it was decorated nicely inside. There is no entrance fee. It is worth a quick visit.

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South Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The exterior was very nice, especially at night; but the interior is just gorgeous. It is richly decorated with so much eye candy. It is a must visit place in my opinion.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 5 November 2016 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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Plaka
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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