Sunday, November 24, 2013

Church of St Theodoroi, Athens

In the centre of Athens, Greece, one can come across a number of small Churches, jewels of an older period, which still show the beauty of Byzantine Architecture. One of these is the small Church of St Theodoroi, near Klafthmonos Square. It is believed to have been built in the 11th century, either in 1049 or 1065. Its founder is believed to be Nikolaos Kalomalos, who was a Byzantine dignitary. The Bell tower is believed to have been built much later, by using pieces of the marble iconostasis of the Church. Also, the interior icon painting was finalised in the 20th century by Athanasios Kandris. 

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