Omorfoklissia (St. George)

On Veikou Street in Galatsi stands the elegant Church of St. George, widely known as Omorfoklissia, or ‘the beautiful church’. When viewed from the east, the church’s two arcades and chapel are clearly visible.

Its Athenian-style dome and brick-enclosed masonry date back to the late 12th century, according to modern research.

Both church and chapel are decorated with 13th-century frescoes, indicative of the artistic renaissance occurring at that time.

Information
Address: Church of St. George Omorfokklisias Galatsi
Area: Athens

More Churches & Monasteries

Glyfada Basilica

Glyfada, South Suburbs

This fifth-century Christian church, though in need of repair, stands proudly on Poseidonos Avenue near Glyfada Square....

Russian Church

Athens

Known to Athenians as the Russian Church, the Holy Church of Lykodemos Sotira is one of the oldest Byzantine churches in Athens, and also the largest....

Agios Elissaios

Athens, Monastiraki

This simple, single-aisle basilica on 14 Areos Street in Monastiraki was built in the mid-17th century on the gardens of a mansion owned by the Athenian Homatianos-Logothetis family....

Panagia Gorgoepikoos

Athens

The 12th-century church of the Virgin Mary Gorgoepikoos is also known to Athenians as Agios Eleftherios, or the small cathedral....

Kapnikarea

Athens

Kapnikarea Church stands out as a major landmark in Athens’ Byzantine past....