Church of Saint Apostoles


  • Coordinates:

    40.642772, 22.937504

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  • Address:

    Junction of Olympou & Paparrigopoulou Street.

It was built by the Patriarch Nephon I as a catholicon (main church) of a monastery in 1310. During the Ottoman period it was turned into a mosque and the murals were covered up once the gold leaf had been removed. Masterly mosaics of the era of Nephon are fragmentarily saved to the highest points of the main church: Τhe Pantocrator and the prophets on the dome, the Εvangelists in the pendentives, the Twelve Great Feasts in the arches and western wall and holy martyrs. The iconographic program of the church filled with high artistic quality murals with scenes from the Old and New Testament and with symbolic themes or inspired by hymnography.