AGIOS DIMITRIOS LOUBARDIARIS
The church is dedicated to Saint Demetrius and took the name "Loubardiaris" because around 1650 the following peculiar event took place:
On the eve of 26 October, a thunder bolt hit the Turkish garrison commander, Yusuf Aga, who had installed a loubarda (big canon) at the Acropolis Propylaea because he was planning to attack the Christian believers on Saint Demetrius day.
The lightening hit and killed the garrison commander and the faithful were able to honor the Saint in the church.
Church of Agios Dimitrios Loubardiaris
Dionysiou Areopagitou & Apostolou Pavlou Street
11851 Athens (Greece)
HOW TO GET THERE
BY BUS: 230
BY FOOT: From Syntagma Square, follow Filellinon Street to Vasilissis Amalias Avenue, until you meet the walkway of Dionysiou Aeropagitou. Follow it all the way up and for 1 km and you will see the Church of Agios Dimitrios Loubardiaris on your right hand side.
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