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Church of Our Lady of Romvis

The Church of Our Lady of Romvis is a small chuch in the alleys of the Commercial Triangle.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

  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

Our Lady of Romvis is a three-aisled basilica, with a tiled roof and a parapet on the north side, which includes two oblong sections. The aisles are separated by colonnades. Furthermore, the 19th century repairs significantly altered its facades.

What I can't see

The original church was from the Byzantine period, but was renovated during the Ottoman years. Its official name is “Church of the Dormition of the Virgin” and the name Romvi probably comes from Rombi or Roubi, as the family to which it probably belonged was called. In the 19th century and specifically during the first years of the Greek state, it was almost demolished. During maintenance work in the 1970s, parts of a column, part of an Ionic base and fragments of a jar were found on the walls.


  • Address: Evaggelistrias & Ktena St.


National Research Foundation, (d.u.), Αρχαιολογία της πόλης των Αθηνών, [Archaeology of the city of Athens], in

Last visit 21/10/2023


Makrogianni M., (1995), Ματιές στην Αθήνα που έφυγε, [Glances at Athens that is gone], v.2. Filippoti


Our Lady of Romvis, Home page