Ι. Ν. ΑΓΙΑΣ ΑΝΝΗΣ (St. Anne)
Dioskouron St., foothills of Acropolis, Plaka
At the Plaka district, on Dioskouron Street, perpendicular to Adriannou and close to the ruins of the ancient Agora of Athens, is the small church of Agia Anna, one of the many churches the devout visitor will encounter near the foothills of the Acropolis.
The original small 6 x 6 meters (18 ft. x 18 ft.) one-aisle, vaulted orthodox chapel which, as in most cases, was built on the ruins of an ancient temple dedicated to the Gods Artemis and Apollo during the Turkish occupation of Greece, and is mentioned in descriptions of travelers of the 17th century. The church, which was in ruins, was renovated with the toil and expenses of Mme Athena Polygenous, as mentioned by the inscription on its façade.
The church celebrates on December 9th.