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Church of Agii Asomati

The Church of Agii Asomati is a registered cruciform church with Athenian type dome.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

    The church was built in the second half of the 11th century.

  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

This is a cruciform church with an Athenian-type dome. A small Arab community lived in Athens during the 10th century. This is probably why a frieze is preserved on the west side with an old Arabic script (kufic). A similar frieze is found on the church of Agii Theodori near Klafthmonos Square.

What I can't see

During the Ottoman period it was also called “Asomatos of Gyftoporta” because it was near one of the gates of the wall of Chasekis, the “Gyftoporta” (Gypsy Gate). Several additions were made to the church, which strongly altered its form. Once these were removed (1960), the church returned to its original form, the one we see today. 


  • Address: Aghion Asomaton 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


Stikas E., (1959), Ο ναός των Αγίων Ασωμάτων “Θησείου”, [Aghii Asomati church of “Thissio”], Report CAC 1, p.p. 115-126, Athens