The Fethiye Mosque

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The Fethiye Mosque

Built over the ruins of a Byzantine basilica, the Fethiye (Conqueror’s) Mosque is one of the few remaining Muslim monuments from the Ottoman conquest of Athens.

Built by Omar in 1456 after his conquest of Athens, the site is dedicated to Mohammed the Conqueror. Since it was constructed near the wheat-trading area of the Roman forum, Athenians referred to the site as the Wheat-Market Mosque.

In 1833, following the departure from Athens of the Ottomans and the Turkish garrison, the deserted mosque served as a military bakery until the early 20th century. Located within the archaeological site of the Roman forum, the Mosque is now used for safe storage of antiquities.

Additional Info

Name: The Fethiye Mosque
Area: Monastiraki
District: Central Athens
Transportation: Metro Green (1) or Blue (3) Line: Monastiraki Station

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