Agios Georgios

Agios Georgios was built in 1839 in the region of Syros, originally as a one-aisled church while after the successive disasters it suffered, the church was reconstructed in the early 20th century as a three-aisled Basilica with the addition of the chapels of Agia Thekla and Agios Andreas. At the entrance of the church’s courtyard lies the imposing marble Bell Tower while the temple’s central arch is adorned with an inscription mentioning the date of completion of the temple, the patron and donors. Within... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Agios Dimitrios

On May 25th of 1936 Manousos Pelekis from Ermoupoli had a vision which led him to the icon of Saint Demetrios. After the command of the Metropolitan of Syros at the time, Filaretos a magnificent stone church of Byzantine style with a dome was built in the exact place where the icon was found, a church greeting the ships that arrived. The Temple stands out for the stone walls on the inside as well as the few icons that adorn them. Ships arriving or leaving the port of Ermoupolis whistle just as they... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Agios Ioannis

St. John was built in 1876 at the center of Poseidonia with the donations of George Veltsos, Themistocles Petrokokkinos as well as various precious sacred relics and icons of the 19th century sent by Zanis Petrokokkinos from St. Petersburg. It is a church of Byzantine style with a dome and cruciform painted in the colors of the Greek blue sea and the azure sky. In the elder years, on August the 29th visitors used to camp around the temple, light up the beach with lights that were placed on the boats... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Agios Nikolaos

The Church of St. Nicholas is a magnificent Byzantine Church near Miaouli square that began to be manufactured in 1848 according to the designs of G. Metaxas and the consent of King Otto. The church was finally completed in 1870. Saint Nicholas, patron saint of Ermoupoli stands out for its lavish interiors and impressive architectural structure, the icon of St. Nicholas that was silver-plated in Moscow, the despotic marble throne, the pulpit and the marble iconostasis that was designed by George... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Ecclesiastical Museum οf Ermoupoli

The ecclesiastical Museum of Ermoupoli was created from the initiative taken by the Metropolitan Bishop of Syros Dorotheos A’ in 1984 who managed to create an exceptional collection of ecclesiastical exhibits by sending the Archimandrite at the time being and current Bishop of Syros Dorotheo B΄ to collect various icons, sacred relics, utensils and pontificals from the churches and temples of the remaining islands of the metropolis. The Museum is housed in a building owned by the Sacred Metropolis... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum of Greece was founded in 1977 by the Jewish Community of Athens. Housed in a room of the Synagogue on Melidoni street, this small museum contains objects that survived World War II; objects from the everyday lives of Greek Jews, mostly small works of art, historic documents and heirlooms. A large part of the original collection were items seized by the Bulgarians in Salonika, and returned to Greece by the Bulgarian Government after the war. Over the years, a large volume... διαβάστε περισσότερα

The Athens Cathedral

Dedicated to the Annunciation of the Mother of God, The Athens Metropolitan Cathedral was built between 1842 and 1862, its three-aisled, domed basilica overlooking a street with the same name. Located a short distance from Syntagma square, its design and construction was enhanced by the many famous architects who contributed their time and talents; Hanssen, Zezos, Boulanger, Kalkos and others. Additionally, numerous fine artists worked on both the exterior and interior decoration of the temple. Architectural... διαβάστε περισσότερα

The Catholic Church of Ag. Dionysius

After many intrigues and adventures, the Athens Catholic Church was finally erected, at the junction of Panepistimiou and Omirou streets. Although the lot had been purchased in 1847, and all necessary studies completed by the distinguished German architect Klenzef, construction on the majestic, three-clite basilica didn’t begin until 1853 and was frequently interrupted due to the lack of funds. Then, in 1858 Lyssandros Kaftantzoglou undertook to resume the work, suggesting that a smaller, simpler... διαβάστε περισσότερα

The Monastery of Eloni and the Gorge of Leonidio

The Monastery of Eloni is a pretty old convent in the prefecture of Arcadia, built in the steep slope of Mount Parnon, at an altitude of 650 metres and about 17 kilometres from the town of Leonidio. Due to its exceptional natural beauty, the area around the monastery has been declared as a protected zone and it’s included in the European Network Natura 2000 under the code GR2520005. It has a long gorge on the east side of the mountain -the gorge of Dafnon-, which starts from the village of Kosmas,... διαβάστε περισσότερα


The byzantine church of Kapnikarea is one of the major landmarks of Athens' Byzantine past. Dating from the 11th century, it is dedicated to the "Presentation of the Virgin to the Temple," and lies in the middle of Ermou street. It is believed that the church was built over an older, Christian temple, commissioned in the 5th Century A.C. by the Athenian Empress of Byzantine, Eudokia, wife of Emperor Theodosius the Younger. Constructed atop the foundations of the ancient temple of Athena or, perhaps,... διαβάστε περισσότερα