- Church of Panaghia Kapnikarea
The Church of Panaghia Kapnikarea (Greek: Εκκλησία της Παναγίας Καπνικαρέας) or just Kapnikarea (Greek: Καπνικαρέα) is a Greek Orthodox church one of the oldest churches in Athens.
It is estimated that the church was built some time in the 11th century, perhaps around 1050. As it was common with the early Christian churches, this was built over an ancient Greek pagan temple dedicated to the worship of a goddess, possibly Athena or Demeter.
The church is located in the downtown of the modern city of Athens, right in the middle of the high-traffic shopping area of Ermou street, at the edge of the Plaka district.
- "Church of Panaghia Kapnikarea, description". http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/2/eh251.jsp?obj_id=833. Retrieved 2008-03-07.
- "Church of Panaghia Kapnikarea, administrative information". http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/2/eh255.jsp?obj_id=833. Retrieved 2008-03-07.
- "KAPNIKAREA". http://www.rollins.edu/Foreign_Lang/Greek/kapnikar.html. Retrieved 2007-04-06.
Coordinates: 37°58′35″N 23°43′43″E / 37.9763°N 23.7286°ECategories:
- Churches in Athens
- Eastern Orthodox church buildings
- 11th-century church buildings
- Byzantine sacred architecture
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