The Byzantine Churches of Plaka Walking Tour
Overview of the tour in Athens
We walk in Plaka, the oldest and most famous neighbourhood in Athens visiting seven beautiful Byzantine churches of the 11th and 12th centuries.
We admire their elegance and learn about their stories. Furthermore, we will get to know the most important characteristics of Byzantine architecture and the role that these churches played in our local history.
The Byzantine style flourished in the Byzantine Empire that dates from the 5th until the 15th century. In Athens, the Byzantine style adapted to the city’s conditions of those days using most of the time ancient Greek parts as building materials. During the Greek Revolution, most of them were damaged and each one of them followed its unique destiny.
This activity includes:
- byzantine architecture
- local history
Ieros Naos Agias Triados - Soteira Lykodimou, Filellinon, Athens, Greece
You will find me at the entrance of the Russian Church at Syntagma
Things to note
Some churches may not be open to visiting them inside. Information will be given outside of churches in case they are not open.
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. Late cancellation or your non-arrival is not refundable.