Athens Saint Dionysius Areopagite Church

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Location: Kolonaki

The Church of Saint Dionysius The Areopagite is situated on the prestigious downtown Skoufa Street in the district of Kolonaki.
It is dedicated to the patron saint of Athens, Saint Dionysius the Areopagite, who was converted to Christianity by Apostle Paul and became the city’s first bishop.

The church was originally built upon the location of a former smaller temple, and the construction process began in 1925 while it was completed in 1931.
Architecture-wise, it belongs to the category of cruciform churches and has an imposing dome. The church’s design was assigned to the renowned Byzantinologist Anastasios Orlandos, while the architect Dimitrios Philippakis contributed to the restoration process. The church also features neo-baroque and neoclassical architectural elements.

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The artistic value of the edifice, regarding its exterior and especially its interior, is outstanding. A team of the finest artists and craftsmen combined their forces for its decoration, and the result of their fruitful collaboration awes the visitor. The impressive illustrations were created by the famous painter Spiros Vasiliou.
Additionally, Sotirios Varvoglis and Stefanos Xenopoulos were in charge of the exquisite mosaics, while Theofanis Nomikos crafted the breathtaking woodwork. Lastly, many of the religious furniture and decorative items are donations from prominent Athenian families.

The temple’s celebration day, i.e. the feast day of Saint Dionysius the Areopagite, is October 3rd.

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How to get there

There are many ways to reach the Church of Saint Dionysius The Areopagite 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.

On foot: As the Church of Saint Dionysius The Areopagite is located in a central area of Athens, it can be easily reached on foot from Syntagma Square in less than 10 minutes.

By metro: The closest metro station is Panepistimio (Red Line). Note that the Church of Saint Dionysius The Areopagite is located within a 3-minute walking distance from the metro. Get a map of the metro here.

By bus/trolleybus: The closest bus stop is “Afetiria - Sina”. Check the routes and the official timetables on OASA Telematics.



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