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Tzisdarakis Mosque

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Address: 1 Areos Street, Athens 105 58, Greece
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Mosque in the heart of Athens

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... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2016
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Reviewed 16 May 2016

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

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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 dome and 2 smaller ones. No longer operates as a mosque but as a museum... More 

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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.

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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 needed to construct the mosque. Within a year, this act of illegal destruction of an... More 

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Reviewed 21 February 2016

This small but beautiful mosque right in the heart of Monastiraki Square is one of the rare surviving examples of Ottoman construction in Athens. It is now a ceramic art museum

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Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

A beautiful little mosque at the Monastiraki square, which has a typical ottoman architecture.. Another example of the different cultures that ruled in Athens..

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Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

At a corner of monastiraki square, a well preserved mosque. Eventhough converted to a museum, I visit that nice building everytime when in athens.

Thank Suleyman A

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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 peddlers vying for your attention to sell you nuts and sweets. Down beside the metro station, the official Flea Market is an unbroken row of souvenir shops until you come to antique-oriented Platia Avissinias, while Pandrossou Street on the other side of the square offers more tourist shopping. The pedestrianized street beside the Greek Agora is lined with cafés offering fine views.
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