The Major Byzantine Churches of Athens . Elizabeth Elliott 4/14/08. Byzantine Style. Byzantine Empire (330ad–1453ad) Because of the location of the Byzantine empire, the art and architecture is a combination of Greek, Roman, and Oriental styles
Icon with Saint Theodosia
Icon with the Archangel Gabriel
All Byzantine churches have domes with windows to let the light in, and paintings and mosaics decorating the interior.
(Holy Apostles Solaki)
Late 10th Century
Agii Assomati (Saint Assomati)
Early 11th Century
Converted by St. Paul
Became the first bishop of Athens
Is the patron saint of Athens
Started in 1923 and completed in 1931, but layout, composition, and interior decoration are inspired by Byzantine churches
Designed by Anastassios Orlandos who was an architect and archeologist and studied classical, Byzantine, and post-Byzantine Greece. He also taught Byzantine Architecture at the University of Athens.Agios Dionysios Areopagitis
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