Friday, October 24, 2014

Orthodox Church of the Holy Belt of the Virgin Mary and St. Spyridon, Athens

In every area of Athens one finds large and small churches; prominent and hidden ones. The Orthodox Church of the Holy Belt (Hagia Zoni) of the Virgin Mary and St. Spyridon is a small, discreet and old Church, to be found in Plaka, near the Acropolis.



The Church was built in the 16th-17th century, being originally a big basilica. However, it was rebuilt into a smaller building. It is believed that that specific spot was a holy place dedicated to the ancient Greek God Dionysius.




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