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Ymittos Mountain, Athens: 2 reviews and 2 photos


Kaisariani Monastery built in the 11th century AD and is set in an idyllic location on the slopes of Mount Ymittos just 5 km from Athens.

According to Greek mythology the area was frequented by the god Hephaistos. The river Ilissos, which has its source on a hill above the monastery, was sacred to Aphrodite.
The monastery was built over the ruins of a Roman temple which in turn was built over an ancient Greek one. Four columns of the ancient temple have survived to this day and support the dome of the monastery's church.

Opening Hours:
Monday: closed
Tuesday-Sunday: 08.00-15.00

Phone: +30-210-7236619

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 23, 2005
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