Routes in byzantine and ottoman Athens

Outdoor Athens

26 May 2024


17:45 - 20:00


Kapnikarea Church

Platia Kapnikareas, Athens


This activity is only available in the Greek language.

Discover the monuments of Byzantine and Ottoman Athens. Reconstruct the history of the city and learn the stories of its people, institutions and habits. Points of interest during the route including: Kapnikarea (Byzantine Church), Gorgoepikoos (Byzantine Church), Benizelou-Palaiologou Mansion (“the oldest house of Athens”, 18th century), Hadrian’s Library (site of the Ottoman upper marketplace), Monastiraki Square (site of the lower marketplace), Church of Pantanassa, Tzistarakis Mosque, Roman Agora, Fetihie Mosque, Tower of the Winds (tekke of the Dervishes, 18th century), Mendrese Gate, the Bath Ηouse of the Winds, Kleanthis House (Athens University History Museum), Church of Agioi Anargyroi (Metochi of the Holy Sepulcher), Agios Ioannis Theologos (byzantine church), Agios Nikolaos Ragavas (byzantine church), Monument of Lysikrates, Agia Aikaterini.

The tour will be conducted by Tonia Kafetzaki. Mrs. Kafetzaki is a historian and educator who has written two books about Athens.


Meeting point: Kapnikarea Square on Ermou street

Duration: 2 hours

Closest Metro Station: Monastiraki

Metro to Venue: 4 minutes walking

Wheelchair Accessibility Yes


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