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Zoodochou Pigis church

Zoodochou Pigis church is a dromic church of a basilica type, with doors to the left and right.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1846 Beginning of construction.

    1850 Construction completion.

    1896 The funeral of Charilaos Trikoupis took place here.

  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

It is a dromic church of a basilica type, with byzantine and neoclassical elements and doors to the left and right. The bell tower is located on the southwest and was built later, in 1900. Its elements are very simple and as a whole, the church is a balanced structure. It is known for being one of the first churches of the newly established capital of Athens.

What I can't see

The residents of Neapolis (a suburb of the era, now Exarchia) wanted a church of their own but funds raised were insufficient until Georgios Gennadios offered to make a donation and coordinate the fundraising and construction of the church. Several architectural designs were made until King Otto finally approved one by Dimitrios Zezos. Among the project’s donors was Eleni Tositsa. The frescoes in the interior were made by the painter Loukidis (1930).


  • Address: Akadimias & G. Gennadiou St.


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Biris K. H. (1966), Αι Αθήναι από του 19ου εις τον 20ον αιώνα, [Athens from the 19th up to the 20th century], 5th edition 2005, Athens, Melissa