Athens Church of Agios Konstantinos and Eleni

Location: Omonia

The Church of Agios Konstantinos & Eleni is located at the area of Omonoia, close to Metaxourgio neighborhood. The imposing temple is regarded as one of the most impressive ecclesiastical edifices of Athens and was originally dedicated to Prince Konstantinos, son of King George and Olga, as a celebration for his birth in 1868.

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The reconstruction process began in 1870 and was completed in 1905. The architect in charge was the renowned Lyssandros Kaftatzoglou, who had also undertaken the restoration of the church of Agia Irini. The gifted architect designed a magnificent, more than 1000 m2, a three-aisled basilica with an elegant, voluminous dome decorated with aristocratic blue cooper leaves and two octagonal belfries. What is most characteristic about the temple is the architectural and the decorative elements that Kaftatzoglou used; there are evident eclectic neoclassical and renaissance references, while the elaborate frescoes are works of the renowned hagiographers Anastasios Loukidis and Fotis Kontoglou.

The church was extensively damaged during the destructive earthquakes of 1981 and 1991, while the restoration operations lasted more than 15 years. Now, after the careful diligence of the experts, the impressive temple echoes the days of its former glory and constitutes an inextricable part of the modern history of Athens.

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How to get there

There are many ways to reach the Church of Agios Konstantinos and Eleni, from any location in Athens.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Athens 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 693 881 8288, 0030 694 597 2090, 0030 690 943 9292 or book your taxi online.

On foot: As the Church of Agios Konstantinos and Eleni is located in a central area of Athens, it can be easily reached on foot from Omonia metro station, in approximately 3 minutes.

By metro: The closest metro station is “Omonia” on lines 1 and 2. Note that the Church of Agios Konstantinos and Eleni 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 “Ethniko Theatro”. Check the routes and the official timetables on OASA Telematics.

 

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