Byzantine Athens TourDuration: 4 hours
ABOUT THIS TOUR
If you want to enjoy a different tour and discover the Byzantine and Christian Aspect of Greek Architecture, this tour seems to be the ideal. Travel back in Byzantine and Christian Period through this unique walking tour.
- Byzantine Museum
- Church of Old Metropolis
- Church of New Metropolis of Athens
- Kapnikarea Church
- Pantanassa Church
- Flea Market
- Church of Ayioi Asomatoi
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Start your tour with a stroll in the halls of the Byzantine Museum of Athens. You will enjoy an intricate collection of Byzantine icons that are recognized worldwide for their immense cultural value. You will explore 1700 years of Byzantine art and architecture through the 25,000 ecclesiastical objects from sites all over Greece, the Balkans, Cyprus, Constantinople and Russia.
Next, we will visit the church of Old Metropolis. This charming church is located near the new Cathedral. It was built in the late 12th century and it is dedicated to Virgin Mary and Saint Eleftherios.
The tour continues with the Kapnikarea church, a domed Byzantine church dedicated once again to Virgin Mary. The original building was constructed in the 11th century and still remains a beautiful architectural site.
Next stop of our byzantine exploration is the Pantanassa church which is a three-aisled basilica built in the 10th century. The church belonged to the Monastery of The Assumption of Mary and gave its name to the surrounding popular district of Monastiraki.
After a nice stroll through the flea market of Athens you will have the last stop, the church of Ayioi (Saints) Asomatoi. This cruciform church built in the 11th century is a great example of the subsequent Islamic influence that the islamic rule had on certain buildings.
This tour is a nice way to discover how through the centuries the religious element affected and shaped the architecture and topography of Athens.
OPENING HOURS FEES
- Tuesday-Sunday: 09:00-16:00
- Monday: closed
-For security reasons, the last visitors may enter 15 min before the Museum closes.
-Temporary exhibitions may have different opening hours.
- 1st January,
- 25th March,
- Good Friday (open: 12.00-17.00),
- 1st May,
- 25th-26th December
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