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General Church Tower

The General Church Tower is a building of the last phase of the Ottoman period.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1840 Completion of the repair and conversion to a house that had started 5 years before.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

    Constructed during the 18th 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

This three-storey building with the tower-shaped structure is unique because it is one of the few surviving buildings of pre-revolutionary Athens.

What I can't see

Its fortification shape affirms the claim that during the Ottoman period it was an outpost. After independence, the Scottish historian George Finley bought it and then it was rented by the commander-in-chief of the Greek army, Richard Church. Also, it is the subject of a famous painting by Tsarouchis.


  • Address: 5 Scholiou and Epicharmou St.


Archaeology and Arts, (d.u.), Οικία Church, [House of Church], in

Last visit 2/1/2019


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


Zivas D.A.., (2012), Αρχιτεκτονικός Οδηγός Αθηνών, [Architectural Guide of Athens], Cultural Foundation of Pireos Group