Church of Hagioi Taxiarches

The Church of Hagioi Taxiarches is now surrounded by a Monastery where the offices of the Synod of the Church of Greece are housed. It is one of the oldest surviving churches in Athens dated to the end of the 10th century. It is dedicated to Hagioi Taxiarches. The name Petraki derives from the doctor and philosopher Peter Papastamatis, who renovated it in the 17th century. It is a complex, four-columned, cross-in-square church with many architectural traits that attest its age. The wall paintings are more recent (18th century) and have been attributed to George Markos.

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Created by David Hendrix Copyright 2016