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Church of Agios Dimitrios

The Church of Agios Dimitrios at Psyrri area is reminiscent of the Church of Agios Georgios Karytsis.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1845 Founded.

    1901 Additions were made and the murals were painted a few years later.

    1944 Suffered damages during the Decembrian events (civil war).

    2000 Listed as a monument.

    2013 Restoration works began.

    2017 A fire broke out.

  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 of Agios Dimitrios is cross-roofed with a dome, a representative example of the mid-19th century churches. Its redevelopment and preservation were urgent, since the frescoes and the roof were badly damaged, there were cracks in the walls, and the rest of the church’s decoration, such as the marble pulpit and the wood-carved iconostasis of 1860, also needed to be restored.

What I can't see

It was built on top of an older church, which was either demolished or collapsed. It was founded during the reign of king Otto and for a short period of time, it operated as a cathedral. It also hosted refugees of 1922, whom the parish helped financially. During the last decades of the 20th century, the area was dark at night and sex work flourished in the streets around the church.


  • Address: Agiou Dimitriou & Melanthiou St.


Archaeologia Online, (2015), Αποκαθίσταται ο ναός του Αγίου Δημητρίου Ψυρρή, [The church of Agios Dimitrios in Psyrri is restored] in

Last visit 13/7/2024