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Church of Ayios Georgios

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Address: 2 blocks west of Syngrou on Plapouta, Nafplio, Greece
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Once a Mosque

This church became a mosque during the second Turkish occupation of Nafplio. In 1822, it became Orthodox when the city was liberated. The chandelier in this church is absolutely... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church became a mosque during the second Turkish occupation of Nafplio. In 1822, it became Orthodox when the city was liberated. The chandelier in this church is absolutely beautiful. The paintings in the church date back to t he 18th century. If you are in the area, stop in and take a look inside.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Take a couple minutes to check out the inside. I have several Greek friends named George, so I had to light a few candles for their benefit. The square where this church is located is serene and typical of small towns. It's nothing special, but I enjoyed it anyway.

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Holladay, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is one of my favorite places in Nafplio. It is quiet and clean and it is peaceful - no bars or restaurants on the square to break the mood. It's no big deal, but I'm always happy when I find it!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

On a side street next to the Italian deli/gelataria, where I suggest you go after the church! Beautiful inside, very ornate, dark and with a feeling of peace. Play spot the eggs! Quietly of course. No charge and anyone welcome but respectful clothing suggested, eg no swimsuits.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

I had the privilege of attending a Palm Sunday choral concert in this church. The voices added to the beauty of this church. Make sure to check out the dome...it is pretty spectacular.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

This is a 450 years old church if I remember well. It is tremendously beautiful and the temple is made of bronze shining like gold. The moment you enter you are overpowered with respect and grantour. The painted ceiling looks awesome and some of the icons in this church are so beautiful that you cannot take your eyes of them.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

The 16th century Church of Aghios Georgios, is adorned and decorated with paintings, icons, spectaculars chandeliers and gloriously detailed walls and ceilings. We stopped here as part of our guided tour through Nafplio. It is located within a short, few minutes walk from Syntagma Square. Well worth a visit, even for a brief view of the stunning décor.

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Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

Since a family member is studying St. George, we generally pilgrimage to any St. George church we find and this one did not disappoint. You'll find local customs present in the church with interesting icons from various time periods and a quiet little square outside. And it was previously a mosque and so the angle it faces is towards Mecca.... More 

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Szombathely, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

We just arrived in the middle of the mess, it was almost empty (3 priests 2 old man and one old woman) and they were looking us as we would be aliens.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

A very interesting Byzantine church that provides a quiet interlude in the busy Old Town. Elaborate and rich decor. Well worth visiting.

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