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

Panagia Gorgoepikoos (Agios Eleftherios)

Photo: Georgios Makkas

Photo: Georgios Makkas

Agia Triada Sotira Lykodimou

Agia Irini

Photo: Georgios Makkas

Decor inside the church.

Photo: Giorgios Makkas

Agia Eleousa

Agia Fotini

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

Agios Dimitrios Loubardiaris

Photo: Georgios Makkas

Notable Churches in Athens

Oldest church in Athens:

Hallowed ground: Megali Panagia is Athens' oldest church.

Photo: Georgios Makkas

Best church for observing weddings:

Most popular church for baptisms:

Best churches for Easter services:

The only round church in Athens: