The Church of Agios Georgios in Athens: Located atop the mesmerizing hill of Lycabettus, the Church of Agios Georgios of Lycabettus is an imposing church above the center of Athens! Originally, it was a Byzantine chapel; however, it was eventually reconstructed and shaped into its current form during the last decade of the 18th century. Boasting whitewashed walls on the outside, the single-aisle Agios Georgios Church hosts a couple of marble inscriptions found on-site suggesting the past existence of a cemetery.
In contrast with its exterior, the interior designs of this basilica are stripped-back. Nonetheless, it does offer an impressive showcase of wall frescoes and icons, including the famous, metal-made icon of Saint George upon his horse! Moreover, some recent frescoes from 1987 are also placed on the walls of the chapel. In contrast, this church, as well as both of its surrounding chapels of Prophet Elias and Agios Konstantinos, offer jaw-dropping views over the city of Athens!
Guests can visit the chapel using the well-known cable car of Lycabettus Hill!
The photo is taken from www.wikipedia.com.
How to get there
There are many ways to reach the Church of Agios Georgios from any location in Athens.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus, or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport, or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: (0030) 18288, (0030) 18222, (0030) 18180. You can also book your taxi online.
By cable car: Lycabettus Hill, where the Church of Agios Georgios is located, is the highest point in central Athens and it can be reached by cable car.
By metro: The closest metro station is Evangelismos (Blue Line). Note that Lycabettus Hill is located within a 20-minute walking distance from the metro. Get a map of the metro here.
By bus/trolleybus: The closest bus stop is "Likavitou" (Bus line 060). Check the routes and the official timetables on OASA Telematics.