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Church of Agios Georgios Karytsis

The Church of of Agios Georgios Karytsis is of byzantine style with neo-roman influences.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1833 At this point, 500 Athenians were gathered to elect local rulers and appoint a delegation to go to Nafplio and welcome King Otto.

    1845 Construction began. Completed 4 years later.

  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 St. Georgios Karytsi (or Kariki) is a domed basilica. Despite the tendency of the era towards neoclassicism, the parishioners forced the new church to be built in a Byzantine order. However, the uniformity of the Byzantine style is interrupted by the central marble pillar of the bell tower. The interior decoration is rich and has been created by Philadelfeos, Lembesis, Georgantas, Prosalendi, Spiliopoulos and Magiasis.

What I can't see

In this place, there was a medieval church which belonged to the Kariki or Karitsis family, but was demolished. The new church was rebuilt by the parishioners and was designed by Lysandros Kaftanzoglou. The Kariki family was an historic family of Athens, and included among its members Theophilos Karikis, who became a metropolitan of Athens in 1593 and died in 1597 as Patriarch of Constantinople (current Istanbul).


Archaeology and Arts, (d.u.), Οι άγνωστες πτυχές της εκκλησίας του Αγ. Γεωργίου Καρύτση, [The unknown aspects of the church of Ag. Georgios Karytsi], in

Last visit 12/11/2018


Archaeology of the city of Athens, (d.u.), Ναός Αγίου Γεωργίου Καρύτση, [Church of Aghios Georgios Karytsi], NHRF,,

Last visit 12/11/2018


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