Church of Agios Eleftherios

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Church of Agios Eleftherios information

Athens , Greece
Address
Street Plateia Mitropoleos
Extras Monastiraki
Getting there
metro Monastiraki
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This 12th-century church is considered one of the city’s finest. It is built partly of Pentelic marble and decorated with an external frieze of symbolic beasts in bas relief. Originally dedicated to the Panagia Gorgoepikoos (meaning ‘Virgin swift to answer prayers’), it was once the city’s cathedral, but now stands in the shadows of the much larger new cathedral .