Church/Monastery in Athens & Attica


This women’s convent lies a short distance from that of Profitis Ilias, at an altitude of 500 m. It’s surrounded by pine and cypress trees and enjoys impressive views. The quaint sanctuary lies in a simple building, and is part of the greater complex dating back to 1865.
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Agios Nectarios is home to the island's patron saint who built the church and lived in the monastery. He died in 1920 and was canonized in 1961 (remarkably soon by Orthodox standards). The monastery is positively enormous and contains two tall bell towers as well as dozens of arches and domes surrounded with windows.
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This large church is located in the center of Hydra’s main port. It includes a three-level bell tower constructed completely out of marble from the island of Tinos, and which can be seen from every point in town.
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The monastery of St. Nicolas can be found in the area of Limnioniza and was built sometime between 1675 and 1724. It features a Byzantine design with an octagonal bell tower and enjoyed a period of great influence following the Greek revolution of 1821.
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Honoring the prophet Elijah, this church sits at an elevated, picturesque site just below the island’s highest point of Mt. Eros (588 m.) Visitors pass through a beautiful pine forest before arriving and enjoying panoramic views over the island and the entire Argo-saronic Gulf.
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The monastery of the Birth of the Virgin Mary can be found on the plateau of Zourvas, located along the island’s eastern side. Reaching it requires taking a water taxi from Hydra’s port until reaching the small harbor of Limanaki (Lediza) which lies below the monastery.
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Just 2 kilometers south from Agios Nectarios lies the monastery of the Virgin Mary Xrisoleontissa. Its formidable high walls and tower stand testament to the fear of pirate raids which gripped the island.
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The region of Palaiohora in the north central region of the island transports its visitors back seven centuries in time when the island lived under the threat of pirate attacks and frequent foreign invasions. These threats convinced the islanders that moving from the coast to the island's interior would ensure their safety and prosperity.
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This old church is actually made up of three churches, the largest of which dates back to the 13th century. One of the smaller churches contains a magnificent icon of the Virgin Mary. The church also includes vineyards and orchards, all of which belong to the monastery of Chrisoleontissa.
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One of Hydra’s most historic churches, Ipapanti, was built in 1780 by Lazaros Dimitriou Kokkini. It is part of the larger complex of the Church of the Domitian of the Virgin Mary. Photo by Hydra News 2015
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This charming chapel may not contain beautiful icons, murals or metal offerings but it sits in the most privileged position atop the island's point on Mt. Ellanio (Hellanios). It shares its glory with the remains of a sanctuary of Zeus and the views from the summit of the Saronic Gulf are truly spiritual.
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Located off Lysicratous street on Agias Aikaterinis square, this 11th c. church is beautifully restored. The octagonal dome and central apse are from the original structure while the rest was added later on. The ruins nearby testify to an earlier pre-Christian temple.
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In the Anafiotika district of Plaka, the local inhabitants who came from Anafi built the church on a rocky spur of the Acropolis, complete with a tiny courtyard. It is best viewed from climbing up the steps on the left side of the church.
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Off Erechtehos street on Erotokritou street, was built anywhere between the 9th-12th c. following a cross-in-square plan. In 1867 General Morosini of the venetians used the area in front of the church to bombard the Acropolis which helped destroy it.
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The largest remaining Byzantine era (11th c.) church in Athens, corner of Prytaneiou and Epicharmou streets. Built by the grandson of Emperor Michael I Rangavas on the site of an ancient temple. Its ringing bells signalled the end of Ottoman and German occupations.
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In Plaka on the corner of Sotirias Aliberti and Thrasyvoulou streets, the Koimesis Theotokou church or Panagia Chrysokastriotissa is tied to a miracle when in 1456 women and children hiding from invading Ottomans in the Acropolis escaped to the church and were saved.
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Between Prytaneiou and Erotokritou streets, also known as the Church of Holy Sepulchre, built on an even earlier church from the 6th century. Rebuilt in 1651 with a monastery but damaged in later troubles. Officially belongs to the Patriarchate of Jerusalem.
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In Greek this church is Agios Nikolaos tou Ftochokomeiou, built in 1876 with interesting irregular stonework done in 'neo-byzantine style'. It lies across from the War Museum and near the British Embassy, accessed from the Evangelismos Metro.
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This beautiful and unique church is the newest of its kind on Hydra. It has been built atop the former church honoring the same saint, and today houses various wooden carvings as well as impressive, gold-plated decorations. Photo by: Constantine Koukoudakis
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This monastery honoring the Holy Trinity, is located east of Profitis Ilias Church and next to the monastery of Agios Nikolaos. It was founded in 1704, and converted into a house of prayer in 1970. Today the building is simple and plain, and entrance is forbidden to women.
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