A walk in Athens - Monastiraki ( the church of the Assumption)

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In Monastiraki Square is the former Catholic church. During the Frankish monastery was owned by Nikolaos Bonefatsi. During the Turkish occupation listed as a dependency of the monastery Karea on Hymettus. In later years became a parish church, which celebrated the Assumption of Mary. The church was built (as usual) on the foundations of an ancient Greek temple, and it's obvious of the walls built several sculptures from the ruins of an ancient temple.

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Comments (116)

Giorgos Dimitriadis on July 5, 2012

Υπεροχη ληψη Α&Α Χαιρετισμους,Γιωργος

Dušan Railfan on July 5, 2012


poludziber on July 5, 2012

Molto bella, like

nunila77 merche on July 5, 2012

Maravillosa foto. Atractivos colores. LIKE. Saludos desde Madrid

nunogracinhas on July 5, 2012

Very nice capture :) Like! Best wishes, Nuno

Giovanni Magni (giov… on July 6, 2012

Magnifica questa piazza.



Stella Trantallidou … on July 6, 2012

Υπέροχη εικόνα και χρώματα!

Αρέσει και αγαπημένη!


Ray1900 on July 6, 2012

Hallo Thanasis, Mooi gebouw! LIKE Bedankt voor uw bezoek.

Groet, Ray.

Günter Mosler on July 6, 2012

Hello Thanasis excellent greece church architecture.

Greetings Günter

senmax on July 6, 2012

Very nice. Like.

Albrecht H. on July 6, 2012

Very nice picture!! LIKE 56

My best wishes - A.

Mata Hary on July 7, 2012

Nice effects. Like/57! Greetings Mata Hary

Roger Narbonne on July 7, 2012

Hello Thanasis. I like this beautiful shooting and very good pleasant photo. My congratulations, you won my How Like 58.

Greetings of France, Roger. Good day to you.

kurt Oblak on July 7, 2012

Herrliche Kulisse,Like 59,gruß KURT

Philippe Buffard on July 8, 2012

Nice composition

Ivan Logvinov on July 8, 2012

Great architecture!
Warm greetings from Russia!

Thanasis Germanos on July 8, 2012

Hi ChiefTech. Thanks for visiting and your comments,the amazing thing is that the church has building materials from ancient buildings in the surrounding area. Greetings Thanasis

Cesar Rojas on July 8, 2012

Very nice picture. LIKE . Regards. Fito

maxou MAXOU on July 8, 2012

very beautiful picture and nice church !


I wish you a nice sunday

greetings from Corsica..->maxou

Moni Quayle on July 8, 2012


I can see myself walking among those nice buildings. Good the contrast between old and new.

Greetings and have a nice Sunday,


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  • Uploaded on June 27, 2012
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    by Thanasis Germanos
    • Camera: NORITSU KOKI QSS-32_33
    • Taken on 2012/06/26 09:41:24