Church of Agios Dimitrios Loumbardiaris

Church of Agios Dimitrios Loumbardiaris Church of Agios Dimitrios Loumbardiaris Church of Agios Dimitrios Loumbardiaris
In a unique wooded area, at the foothills of the hill of Philopappos, is the church of Agios Dimitrios, which dates from the period of the Turkish Occupation. According to the tradition, in 1658, on the eve of the saint’s celebration, when Yusuf, the Turkish commander of the Acropolis, wanted to bomb the church and the congregation with a loumbarda (large cannon) from the Propylaea. However, his plans were cancelled when a lightning struck and blew up the powder house on the Acropolis, resulting in his death. Due to this attempt with the loumbarda, the church was called Loumbardiaris.
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