Orthodox churches are breathtakingly beautiful, with ornate designs and wall paintings that celebrate the beauty and creativity of life.

By Diane Shugart

Photo: Georgios Makkas

Agia Dynami

  1. 15 Mitropoleos & Pendelis, Historic Centre, 105 57

Panagia Gorgoepikoos (Agios Eleftherios)

  1. 8 Mitropoleos Square, Historic Centre, 105 56

Photo: Georgios Makkas

Photo: Georgios Makkas

Agia Triada Sotira Lykodimou

  1. 1 Souri, Historic Centre, 105 57

Agia Irini

  1. 36 Aiolou & Athinaidos, Historic Centre, 105 60
  2. +30 210 322 6042

Photo: Georgios Makkas

Decor inside the church.

Photo: Giorgios Makkas

Agia Eleousa

  1. 4 Agias Eleousis, Psirri, 105 54
  2. +30 210 324 5098

Agia Fotini

  1. 3 Ardittou, Pangrati, 105 57

Photo: Georgios Makkas

"Sections of the basilica were repurposed by the Ottomans in the late 18th century and used for construction of the city walls."

The Ilissos Basilica

  1. 3 Ardittou, Athens, 116 36

Agios Dimitrios Loubardiaris

  1. Philopappou Hill, Koukaki, 117 41

Photo: Georgios Makkas

Hallowed ground: Megali Panagia is Athens' oldest church.

Photo: Georgios Makkas

Notable Churches in Athens

Oldest church in Athens:

Best church for observing weddings:

  1. 10 Herephondos, Historic Centre, 105 58
  2. +30 210 322 8974

Most popular church for baptisms:

Best churches for Easter services:

The only round church in Athens:

  1. 11a Kifissias Avenue, Ambelokipi, 115 23