"The cathedral of Saint Athanassios" Agios Athanasios cathedral Tip by StefanosS

Agios Athanasios cathedral, Ioannina: 2 reviews and 2 photos


We know that it existed before the rebellion of Dionyssios the Philosopher (1611) and was saved, but it was burned down in August 25, 1820. The existing church was rebuilt and finished in 1833 by technicians from Vourbiani village near Konitsa. White and black stone dominate to the building.

The style of the church is three-aisle basilica with domes and vaults. The floor is lower than the outside ground. The icon-stand is made of walnut. The dome and the pulpit are decorated with embossed representations of plants and animals as well as others of the New Testament.

Traveller Lady Strangford describes it as the most important monument of Ioannina. Wall paintings were made in 1835 by hagiographers from Kapessovo. They were covered by later paintings of 1901 or even newer ones, but today the original paintings are recovered and restored with archaeological works.

Address: At Mitropoleos str, in Ioannina.
Directions: north of Litharitsia hill
Phone: 2651025949

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  • Updated May 30, 2003
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