Church of Agios Dimitrios Loumbardiaris
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Church of Agios Dimitrios Loumbardiaris information
The 16th-century Church of Agios Dimitrios Loumbardiaris (Greek for cannon), is named after an incident in which a gunner from a Turkish garrison on the Acropolis was killed by a thunderbolt while attempting to fire a cannon on the Christian congregation. It has an old-world feel with a smell of incense, marble floors, a timber roof, and myriad icons and frescoes.