Historic Temples

Coordinates: 37.978790, 23.724216

Church of Agioi Anargyroi (Psiri)

The church of Agioi Anargyroi is located at the historical centre of Athens, at one of the oldest districts of the city, the area of Psiri.

The initial church of the 11th century belonged to a type that is rare in Greece, the complex four-columned cross-in-square church with its dome having the particular characteristic of being “diplotholikos”. i.e. having two floors. The fact that the church does not have a narthex indicates that it was not the catholicon of a Monastery.  

Today, the church of Agioi Anargyroi in Psiri gives the impression of a more modern church due to the numerous changes that have been made through the years.

During the Greek revolution they buried Panagiotis Ktenas here, the commander of the Acropolis, while the important men of letters Alexandros Papadiamantis and Alexandros Moraitinis often came here. Furthermore, tradition has it that the Saint Nectarios of Aegina served as a deacon here (1882-1885).

From the initial stage of the church the larger part of the dome, the three barrel-vaults of the cross and the arches of the altar still survive today.



11th century


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Holy Metropolis: 
Archdiocese of Athens

Under the Supervision of: 
Ephorate of Antiquities of Athens


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