Church of Agios Andreas

Church of Agios Andreas Church of Agios Andreas
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In Plaka, at the yard of the Archdiocese of Athens, is the church of Agios Andreas. Its history started in the Early Christian years. In around 1550 it was renovated and became the catholicon of the monastery that was founded here by Agia Filothei, member of the Athenian aristocratic family of Benizelos. The monastery became known as the “Parthenon” because it was the refuge of young poor women. n 1834, with the transfer of the capital to Athens, the area was converted into barracks. In the end of the 19th century the metropolitan of Athens Germanos Kalligas built here the archiepiscopal mansion and the present day church.
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