Church of St. Demetrius Loumbardiaris: Byzantine-era church in Athens, Greece. (2021)
The Church of St. Demetrius Loumbardiaris is about 3 km from the Athens City Square. Most tourists prefer to take a taxi or tour bus to see the attractions and places around Athens but few prefer to walk from nearby hotels that are located near the main square of Athens and around downtown.
There are several Byzantine-era churches in Greece and Church of St. Demetrius Loumbardiaris is one of the oldest churches from Byzantine-era. The church was built in the 9th century and located in a wooded area around the base of Philopappos Hill. The Church of St. Demetrius Loumbardiaris in Athens was restored several times during the last several centuries. The walls and interior of the church were periodically repaired. The church was used for religious purposes since the early 8th century.