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Church of Panagia Kapnikarea by George E. Koronaios
Church of Panagia Kapnikarea by George E. Koronaios

Church of Panagia Kapnikarea (Church of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary) is one of the oldest temples in Athens and admittedly one of the most significant Byzantine edifices. Sources conclude that it was built in the early 11th century (around 1050) on the former location of an ancient temple that was dedicated either to goddess Athena or Demeter, following the tradition of other early Christian churches. The church is located in the middle of the city’s most lively and crowded downtown street, Ermou, on the way from Syntagma to Monastiraki square and is one of the most typical Athenian monuments. (Athens, Greece)

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