Photo Friday: Panagia Gorgoepikoos Church

This tiny Byzantine church sits off of the Mitropoleos Square in central Athens. Built in the 12th century, it incorporates many earlier Roman sculptural elements as spolia, some of which you can see to either side of the doorway arch. After the mediaeval period, it went on to be used as a national library for the early Greek state.

Want more on Athens’ churches? Then why not visit Athens Info Guide for a virtual tour around the city’s religious architecture.


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