Church of the Holy Apostles Athens

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Church of the Holy Apostles, Athens Overview

Church of the Holy Apostles or Holy Apostles of Solakis is the first middle Byzantine church located in Ancient Agora. The only other standing monument in Agora, apart from the Temple of Hephaestus, the church is famous for its architecture. The highlights are a few wall paintings dating back to the 17th century and the watercolour of Saint Anthony and Saint Spyridon by Piet de Jong.

It was the foundation for building cross-domed forms with 4 pillars or the Athenian type church. Built around the 10th century, the church has undergone several reconstructions following war damage from 1687 and numerous fires but remains an important historical and cultural landmark.

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