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Agii Anargyri Kolokynthi church

The main feature of the Agii Anargyri Kolokynthi church is the elongated arch.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    During the second half of the 19th century, it became annex of the Holy Sepulcher.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

    1601 Constructed between 1601 and 1650.

    1651 The monastery was founded.

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

The church is dedicated to Saints Anargyri, but it is also called “Agiotafitiko metochi” which means annex of the Holy Sepulcher monastery. It probably belonged to the well-known Athenian Kolokynthis family. It is a single-aisled basilica of the Ottoman times, became the catholicon (main church) of a women’s monastery, later a men’s monastery, and then became annex of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, as is the case today and is also written on the marble inscription of the central gate. It is sheltered by an elongated arch, which internally has arches and ends in corner niches. A few cells of the monastery and a well are preserved in the courtyard.

What I can't see

The first theological school of the newly established Greek state operated here and later hosted the first offices of the Athens Metropolitan Church. Its bell was always rung first on Good Friday, followed by the rest of the city’s churches.


  • Address: Prytaniou St.


Yohalas T., Kafetzaki Τ., (2013), Αθήνα, Ιχνηλατώντας την πόλη με οδηγό την ιστορία και τη λογοτεχνία [Athens, Tracing the city guided by history and literature], ESTIA Bookstore


National Research Foundation, (d.u.), Αρχαιολογία της πόλης των Αθηνών, [Archaeology of the city of Athens], in

Last visit 28/10/2023


Mitropoulou K., (d.u.), Αθήνα, μνήμες και κτήρια, [Athens, memories and buildings], Athens: Sideris Publication