The decision to move the capital of the young Greek state to Athens in 1834 made it imperative to build a large new cathedral ... More
Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens
The decision to move the capital of the young Greek state to Athens in 1834 made it imperative to build a large new cathedral here. Construction started in 1839 and was completed in 1863. Since that time, this imposing building, decorated with fine murals and icons, has been Greece's most important church, used for official occasions. People wanting an insight into contemporary Greek culture and wishing to listen to splendid Byzantine music should attend Sunday mass which begins at 8a.
Resembling a huge, futuristic Mayan pyramid, it is impossible not to be amazed by this architectural downtown wonder. Officially opened
in 1976, while still incomplete, it has a capacity of over 20,000 people. The interior is a virtual cavern, ...
Hadrian's Arch (Πύλη του ... stands on the corner of Amalias and Vassilissis Olgas avenues, right next to the Temple
of Olympian Zeus. This tall marble structure was once the city gate connecting the original town of Athens (what ...
Located in Psiri area Athens the Athinaikon is just a 10 min walk from the Acropolis and next to the
Monastiraki metro station providing access to both airport and main port Pireaus.This family hotel welcomes you with free maps, ...