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Agios Nikolaos Church

Church of Agios Nikolaos (Saint Nicholas) as seen from Miaouli Coast in Piraeus.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1879 Beginning of construction.

    1902 Completed.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  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 has not undergone any changes over time. In other words, we see its original form. It is built in a neoclassical style, as can be seen from the propylon, which consists of 2 beams and 2 columns with Corinthian capitals, an entablature and a pediment. The facades are divided into 3 levels. Neoclassical semi-beams frame the neo-Byzantine openings of the second level. On the third level, there are also neoclassical elements and the two bell towers stand on the right and left. In the middle, is the ornate dome with neo-Byzantine openings, framed by semi-beams and is crowned with a polygonal turret on top. The marble staircase evokes an aura of monumentality. The neoclassical propylon is also repeated at the side entrances of the church.

What I can't see

Earlier, there was a smaller church of Agios Nikolaos (1842), but a larger one was needed to serve the ever-growing residents and parishioners of the area. The newer church was designed by Ioannis Lazarimos, although the pulpit was designed by Ernst Ziller. For a short time, the church also housed shops at its base.


  • Address: Miaouli coast & Sahtouri St.


Επιτόπια παρατήρηση επιστημονικών επιμελητών


Μπελαβίλας Ν., (2021), Ιστορία της πόλης του Πειραιά, 19ος και 20ος αιώνας, εκδόσεις Αλεξάνδρεια