Churches in Athens

Agia Maria Chrissokastriotissa
(Saint Maria Chrissokastriotissa)

The church of Saint Mary Chrissokastriotissa, dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin, is on the northern side of the foot of the Acropolis. It is a single-naved 17th century church named after the fact that it was close to the city walls (kastro = defensive wall).

According to legend, during the Ottoman rule, there was always an oil-lamp burning in the church in honor of the Virgin Mary who was believed to heal sick children.

**You will find the church of Saint Mary Chrissokastriotissa¬† on the North side of the Acropolis ‚Äď Anafiotika area, the nearest metro station is Monastiraki

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