Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, Greece

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens is one of the grandest churches in this ancient city. And in typical Greek Orthodox style, it is opulently decorated inside.
Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, Greece
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The Metropolitan Cathedral is one of the grandest churches in this ancient city. But it’s by no means the oldest. There are several others that date back to the Byzantine era. Even the tiny little church right next to the Metropolis dates back to the 12th century. The cathedral, by contrast, was dedicated in May 1862.

In recent years, the cathedral (or Metropolis, as its often known) has been undergoing renovations. Here are some shots of what it looks like inside. It gets mixed reviews. It’s large and, in typical Greek Orthodox style, opulently decorated–some would say gawdy, considering that it’s relatively new rather than many centuries old as it looks to be trying to present itself.

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Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, Greece

Mosaic on Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens in Athens, Greece

Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, Greece

Interior of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, Greece

Mosaic on Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens in Athens, Greece

Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, Greece

Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, Greece

Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, Greece

Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, Greece

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What To Know Before You Go

Expect renovations and closed-off sections.

It’s also known as Metropolitan Cathedral of the Annunciation). It sits on a square in the Monastiraki neighborhood, not far from the Ancient Agora.

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Travel Advice for Greece

You can find the latest U.S. Department of State travel advisories and information for Greece (such as entry visa requirements and vaccination requirements) here.

The British and Australian governments offer their own country-specific travel information. You can find the British Government's travel advice for Greece here and the Australian Government's here.

Health & Vaccinations

The CDC makes country-specific recommendations for vaccinations and health for travelers. You can find their latest information for Greece here.

Guidebooks for Greece

If you're looking for a guidebook to make the most of your visit, these are some of the most popular ones currently for Greece. Some are available in both paper and e-book formats.

Rick Steves Greece: Athens & the Peloponnese
170 Reviews
Rick Steves Greece: Athens & the Peloponnese
  • Steves, Rick (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
Lonely Planet Greece (Travel Guide)
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Planet, Lonely (Author)
Lonely Planet Greece 15 (Travel Guide)
  • Richmond, Simon (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

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