In the Embrace of the Castle: Recreating the fragmented mosaic of Byzantine Athens

Outdoor Athens

02 May 2024


11:00 - 13:00


Makrygiannis statue

Dionysiou Areopagitou & Vyronos, Athens, Greece


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The remains of monuments and settlements from Byzantine Athens create a fragmented mosaic. The basic components of the city included the natural environment, the half-demolished ancient walls, the monuments and ruins of antiquity, the rock of the Acropolis where the Parthenon had become the Churcha of Panagia Athiniotissa, and the neighborhoods with their elegant Byzantine temples. The small Middle Byzantine churches survive to this day to tell fascinating micro-stories. Starting with the church of Agia Ekaterini that is submerged in time, and ending with a church that hides a treasure, we will reconstruct step by step the lost Byzantine city, using engravings, historical maps and written sources!

Meeting point: Makrygiannis statue, opposite the Acropolis Museum

Closest Metro Station: Acropolis

Metro to Venue: 2 minutes walking

Wheelchair Accessibility No


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