The Byzantine Churches of Plaka Walking Tour

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Duration: 2:00
Provided by Paraskevi
English  |  10:00 AM
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

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

Meeting point

Ieros Naos Agias Triados - Soteira Lykodimou, Filellinon, Athens, Greece

On arrival

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

Free Cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. Late cancellation or your non-arrival is not refundable.

English  |  10:00 AM
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Tours Organized by Paraskevi