St. John the Theologian


Dated by archaeologists to the early 12th century, the church of St. John the Theologian is a cruciform double-column church, topped by a distinctive Athenian dome.

The temple contains a number of Byzantine frescoes, similar in style and technique to those found in Attica, such as the small temple inside the Daveli's cave in Penteli and St. Peter in Kalivia, whose decoration dates back to the early 13th century.

Though the temple of St. John the Theologian has undergone several renovations, its essence has been preserved throughout the years. It is located at the corner of Erotokritou and Erechtheos Streets in Plaka.

Additional Info

Name: St. John the Theologian (Plaka)
District: Central Athens
Area: Plaka
Transportation: Metro Red Line (2): Acropoli Station

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