(or Agios Eleftherios)
This is a cruciform church with a dome that it is also called "Mikri Mitropoli" (Small Mitropolis), very accurately when one compares its dimensions to Metropolitan Church next to it.
It is dedicated to Panagia Gorgoepikoos (answers to prayers quickly) and to Agios Eleftherios, patron of women about to give birth.
The church was built in the 12th Century entirely with Pentelic marble, with a pattern of sculptures, ancient and Byzantine. It is distinguished for the strange usage of entirely ancient material that the architect preferred without straying from the Byzantine line.
The church˘s floor is about 30 cm lower than today˘s earth surface, a fact that indicates its age.
10556 Athens (Greece)
Tel. +30 210 - 322230
HOW TO GET THERE
BY BUS: 025, 026, 027
BY FOOT: Follow Metropoleos Street, from Syntagma Square all the way down until you meet up with Metropoleos Square (with the Panagia Gorgoepikoos Church). This will take approximately 5 minutes.
NEAR BY PANAGIA GORGOEPIKOOS
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