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Tzisdarakis Mosque

1 Areos Street, Athens 105 58, Greece
+30 21 0324 2066
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“governor” (3 reviews)
1 Areos Street, Athens 105 58, Greece
+30 21 0324 2066
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Sadly missed the opportunity to visit inside the museum, the mosque and the Hadrian's library closes at 3PM.

Thank MuhammadDudha
Reviewed 8 August 2017

You cannot miss this mosque as it is right next to the Monastiraki station. It has been preserved by letting it function as a mosque. The minaret is no longer present but the signs around it let you know that it is a mosque. Inside...More

Thank SA312
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This mosque is unusual, in that it is quite uncommon to see such buildings in Athens, and the fact it has been preserved. It is in the heart of Monastiraki and right next to some very significant archaeological remains. It was built in 1759 by...More

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 7 September 2016

There is an archeological site that the entry is to the right of Tzisdarakis Mosque. It shows how how many different influences Athens went though in past 10,000 years and more remarkable what too place in Athens within the last 3,000 years.

Thank drink50fifty
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

This place is very magnificent. In the center of town, in the middle of the main square lies this old and beautiful piece of architecture. It's very relaxing and calming.

Thank bahrawia
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is a really nice piece of architecture that has been used as museum for a long time. Unfortunately it is not currently open and needs some TLC to bring it to the condition it deserves to be in.

Thank tombillinge
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Large busy mosque in the heart of Athens. Nicely designed with lots of detail and architectural features. Viewed externally.

2  Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

One of a few remaining buildings - evidence of Ottoman Empire- in Athens Sits high in Monastiraki square - cannot be missed-directly opposite the train station and in very busy square. Built in 1759 by then Turkish civil governor of Athens it has 1 large...More

1  Thank 135Eleni
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Tzisdarakis Mosque is one of the building within the large number of Ottoman heritage mosque which was build in Athens. It is undoubtedly the most well-preserved Ottoman legacy in Athens. Now, it is used as Museum of folk arts.

1  Thank kiltmaker2
Reviewed 28 February 2016

An inscription above the entrance of the mosque indicates that it was built by Mustafa Aga Tzistarakis, the Ottoman civil governor of Athens in 1759. Tzistarakis ordered a column from the Temple of Olympian Zeus to be burned down in order to produce the lime...More

1  Thank greekcypriot2009
Monastiraki is a souvenir-hunting enclave with a
difference. Apart from the dramatic backdrop of the
Acropolis, its network of alleys and pedestrianized
streets surround the remains of both the Greek and
Roman agoras, adding the quaint concept that this is
where the ancients also came to shop. Named after the
tiny monastery church at its center, Monastiraki
Square is a lively spot by day or night, with street
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