phone 21 0322 4462
The Church of Panagia Kapnikarea (Greek: Εκκλησία της Παναγίας Καπνικαρέας) or just Kapnikarea (Greek: Καπνικαρέα) is a Greek Orthodox church and one of the oldest churches in Athens.
The church is old, XII century but renovated at the beginning of XIX century with paintings. Thus better outside than inside
A beautiful, small and ancient church. Walk in, light a candle (anyone can do that) and sit in the hushed, dark space contemplating the Byzantine frescoes. A respite from the crowds and bustle of the central Athens.
For a thousand years people have been praying in here. Before that it was a temple dedicated to Goddess worship...it is a very blessed place, with a very beautiful and peaceful vibe once you settle down.
Pretty church in the middle of the city. There are so many of these dotted around though.
Very beautiful old church. Interesting architecture and design.