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Church of Agios Elisseos

The church of Agios Elisseos is a small one-aisled basilica of the Ottoman era.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    2004 Restoration works began using many fragments of the church that were found scattered.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

    Built during the 17th century.

  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 Elisseos is a single-aisled basilica of the Ottoman period. Architectural members of ancient monuments were built on its walls.

What I can't see

Famous writers such as Alexandros Papadiamantis and Zacharias Papantoniou attended church here. The church belonged to the Chomatianos-Logothetis family. Saint Elisseos was believed to have the gift of resurrection. The next owner of the Chomatianos-Logothetis mansion, vice-admiral Kazakos, fearing that his plot would be expropriated by the Ministry of Culture, almost torn down the church. With the restoration of the entire block, the church was “resurrected”.


  • Address: 14 Areos St.


Archaeology of the city of Athens, (d.u.), Αρχείο Νεοτέρων Μνημείων, [Archive of modern monuments], NHRF

Last visit 8/11/2022


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


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