Whether you love the mountains, or the sea, or the city center, or the places that are far from the bustling urban center, in addition to all their beauties, the southern suburbs have unquestionably a multitude of beautiful, different churches. In every corner of the south, you will find a beautiful church, which you will have in mind as a landmark of a place, you will meet there with your friends, you will choose it to have a nice view, you will photograph it again and again. We have selected the most beautiful churches in the southern suburbs and we present them.
Agios Georgios with its modern architecture is the small church that plenty of people choose for their weddings and baptisms. Not unjustly of course, because it resembles a church on a Cycladic Island and is located in a small pine forest just before the beach in Kavouri.
The beautiful church of Agios Dimitrios with the old frescoes is located in the homonymous area of Paraliaki, between Agia Marina and Lagonisi, among tall pines. The church has dominated at this point for nine hundred years, having of course undergone several interventions over the centuries.
It certainly does not look like a small church in Greece, but more like somewhere in India or Tibet. The energy of the Dalai Lama in the south too! You will find the small church coming out of the asphalt and following a hidden path towards the end of the beach of Vouliagmeni, after the Nautical Club. It is dedicated to Agios Nikolaos since it is located right on the sea, although a little further there is an imposing face carved into the rocks that are very reminiscent of the God of the Sea!
Built above Ano Glyfada, in southern Ymittos, with 398 meters altitude and unbeatable view where your eye sees all the southern suburbs, up to Piraeus, the small church of Profitis Ilias is one of the most beautiful, only due to its unique location. It was created about 60 years ago and since then, every year, on the eve of the Prophet Ilias, hundreds of people go up to the church to honor the Saint, but also for the experience, which has now become a tradition.
Below the Temple of Poseidon is the church of Agios Petros, which travels us to a Cycladic Island whose inhabitants take care of the magnificent garden as if it were their home. The view from the rock on which the chapel is built towards the bay offers this island feeling, in the capital of Athens.
Next to the sea and this beautiful temple, we cannot escape from our southern marine nature. It is a church in which you find everything you ask for from a church. Beauty, great views, and a large courtyard.
A picturesque stone church that we usually find in small villages. Only here do we have a sea view since it is located on a small hill that sees everything. It is said that Agios Nikolaos was once blown up with explosives. At the entrance to the concrete floor are some names engraved next to the year 1936, which were probably written in some renovation of the temple.
It is impossible not to have noticed the church of Agia Marina, going for your swim in the summer to Lagonisi. The church, due to its beauty and location, is a choice of many believers who have turned it into a hot spot.
The church of Panagia "Faneromeni" inaugurated in 2011 revealed one of the most impressive churches in the Southern Suburbs. It is not possible to have passed it without a second glance, passing by the beach just before the beach of Vouliagmeni.
It is also impossible to be in Glyfada and not see the church of Saints Constantine and Helen. A trademark of the church is its large and beautiful dome. It is a symbol for all the people of Glyfada, while the Saints are also the Patrons of the city.
The unique location with the clear blue waters and the church of Panagia Katafygiotissa in Palea Fokea with its white and blue color, compose a beautiful setting, for which it is undoubtedly worth going there. Inside you will not see the classic Saints, but painted figures that fly, sometimes with wings and sometimes without, by the hands of the artist Dimitris Mytaras.
Feature Image: Saint Constantine and Helen Orthodox Cathedral of Glyfada by Orthodox World