Ι. Ν. ΑΓΙΑΣ ΑΙΚΑΤΕΡΙΝΗΣ (St. Catherine)
Agia Ekaterini Square, Plaka
The church has been constructed on top of an ancient temple dedicated to the Goddess Artemis. The central part of the church dates back to the middle of the 11th century during the Byzantine period. It is the oldest example of the cross plan, four-columned church with the central dome that can be found in Athens.
The church celebrates on November 25th.
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Medieval Athens Tour
Team-up with a knowledgeable tour guide on a private tour and explore the secrets of Medieval Athens. Discover the living proofs of the mighty Byzantine Empire, visit historic churches, stroll around the streets of the old city and explore one of the most interesting and turbulent time periods of Athens.