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Fetihe Mosque

Fetihe Mosque was built in honour of Muhammad the Conqueror when he came to Athens in 1458.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

    1456 Omar converted the christian basilica into a mosque.

    1668 The construction of the later mosque is placed around that year (1668-1670). Its domes are of a similar style to the mosques of Istanbul of the same period.

    1687 During the occupation by the Venetian Morosini (1687 to 1688), it was converted into a Catholic church of St. Dionysios.

  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

Fetihe Mosque –or “Mosque of Staropazaro”– means mosque of the conqueror. It was built in honour of Muhammad the Conqueror when he came to Athens in 1458. It was the first mosque built in the city and the most important for Athens’ Turkish population during the Ottoman period. 

What I can't see

According to Kambouroglou, the building was a Christian church and was later converted into a mosque. According to the latest research, there are indeed remains of the converted Christian church (Christian metropolis), but this building is later, replacing the older mosque. The minaret was demolished during the Greek Revolution. Only the square base and part of the internal staircase are preserved. Since then, the building has gained various functions, as a school of the Music Lovers’ Company, as barracks, a military prison, a military bakery and an antique warehouse. The restoration of the building was delayed, because preparatory works could not be conducted, due to the lack of an alternative location to house the antiquities that were kept here. 


  • Address: Panos and Pelopida St.


Adamopoulou M, (2013), Επισκευάζεται το Φετιχέ Τζαμί, από τα σημαντικότερα οθωμανικά μνημεία της Αθήνας, [Fetihe Mosque is being reconstructed, one of the most important ottoman monuments of Athens], in ΤΑ ΝΕΑ.gr,

Last visit 14/9/2013

Archaeology of the city of Athens, (d.u.), Φετιχιέ Τζαμί, [Fetihe Mosque], ΕΙΕ

Last visit 14/9/2013

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

Michalopoulou, E., (ed) (2009), Η Οθωμανική αρχιτεκτονική στην Ελλάδα, [Ottoman Architecture in Greece], Ministry of Culture

Last visit 23/4/2022

Bouras C., (2010), Βυζαντινή Αθήνα, 10ος– 12ος αιώνα, [Byzantine Athens 10th– 12th century], Benaki Museum

Pouli R., (2014), Fethiye Mosque (Mosque of Staropazaro), in Navigating the routes of Art and Culture, Part 1, Athens, Ministry of Culture and Sports