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The Agios Philippos church in Athens

Churches in Athens

Agios Filippos
(Saint Philip)


The church of Saint Philip is situated on Adrianou street, opposite the entrance to the archaeological site of the Ancient Agora (market). The church was built in 1866 on the remains of an older one which, according to written sources of 1821, was already in ruins. The writing and drawings of various travelers give much information about the original church. It was a three-aisled timber-roofed basilica of which the earliest construction probably dated back to the 17the century.

On the façade there was a conch enclosing a wall painting of Saint Philip. It is believed that Saint Philip spoke here to the gathered Athenians. There are indications that on this spot there was once another early Christian church underneath the existing building. The area around the church is known as “Giousouroum”, a gathering place for numerous tradesmen.

Locaton map Adrianou street
Nearest metro station Monastiraki
For typical words, please consult our Greek glossary.


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