We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Agios Dionysios Areopagitis Catholic Cathedral

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 24 Panepistimiou Street, Athens 999-20, Greece
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
+30 21 0362 3603
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Athens Sightseeing Half-Day Tour
More Info
and up
Athens Sightseeing with Acropolis Museum
More Info
and up
Athens Full Day Tour with Lunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 17 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 6
  • 1
    Very good
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
One, Holy, and Apostolic Church

I started my first day in Athens by attending Sunday mass in this gorgeous and inspirational cathedral. This particular mass was in Greek, but I could still tell where they were... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2017
Joe B
Des Moines, Iowa
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

17 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 7: English reviews
Des Moines, Iowa
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I started my first day in Athens by attending Sunday mass in this gorgeous and inspirational cathedral. This particular mass was in Greek, but I could still tell where they were in the mass. Very inspiring to hear the. Our Father prayed in about a dozen different languages at the same time. Take some time after the mass to view... More 

Thank Joe B
San Pablo, California
Level Contributor
129 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We attended an anticipated Sunday mass here. The church is typical Roman Catholic and evidently simpler if comparison to Orthodox Churches. We found the service typical of a catholic mass...that is why it is universal in character. We did not have to understand Greek to be able to participate and know what is going on.

Thank TotooIto
Level Contributor
36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

It is a nice Catholic Cathedral to visit and to attend mass if you are there on Sunday. Sunday mass is at 7:30, 9:30, 11 and 6:30pm (in English.)

Thank Shcc69
Athens, Greece
Level Contributor
122 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

The Agios Dionysios Areopagitis Catholic Cathedral is very impressive, majestic, Holy cathedral. The architecture leaves you with unforgettable experience, you can enjoy the Mass every Sunday.

1 Thank SaintClair1986
Athens, Greece
Level Contributor
178 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Most churches in Greece range between tiny and small. This one is impressive, not only because of its size, but also because of its location. If you are interested in churches, this is definitely an important one.

Thank Vanessa_Fou
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
545 reviews
348 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 455 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

I went to Mass here on two consecutive Sundays before doing a little research to discover its history. Marble steps lead up to the impressive interior of this Cathedral, which was built in 1865. The church has three aisles . The marble pulpits donated by Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph 1 during his visit to Athens in 1869. Ex King Juan... More 

4 Thank Roshni2011
Athens, Greece
Level Contributor
95 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

I think this is the only catholic cathedral of Athens. A beautiful one specially when decorated for a wedding! Don t get confused: the avenue used to be called Panepistimiou but now it s called Eleutherios Venizellou, same as the airport. It s located close to the syntagma square, between Akadimias avenue and Stadiou. It almost starts at syntagma and... More 

1 Thank Natalia T

Travellers who viewed Agios Dionysios Areopagitis Catholic Cathedral also viewed


Been to Agios Dionysios Areopagitis Catholic Cathedral? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Agios Dionysios Areopagitis Catholic Cathedral and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Agios Dionysios Areopagitis Catholic Cathedral staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Syntagma

Neighbourhood Profile
Perhaps the best place to get your bearings is Syntagma Square, crowned by the imposing Parliament building on its upper side and surrounded by other large structures, such as the exclusive Hotel Grande Bretagne. The grand avenues that lead towards Omonia are also full of massive Neoclassical edifices like the Numismatic Museum and those around smaller Platia Kolokotroni. Here you will find lots of travel agents, bookshops and fashion shops, especially on Ermou Street. Just south of Syntagma Square, you can take a breather in the lush National Gardens, which extend into the grounds of the Zappeio palace and beyond to the ancient Temple of Olympian Zeus.
Explore this neighbourhood