Athens is full of secrets and stories from the past. And how could the Acropolis and its monuments that have stood there for thousands of years be missing from them?
So there is something that not many people know about – although they may have noticed it from afar. On the south side of the Holy Rock, therefore, there is a church. Also known as Panagia Spiliotissa. Let’s take the things from the beginning…
There on the south side of the Acropolis rock you can see a cave. At this point there is a monument that catches their eye as they look over the Theater of Dionysus. The reason for the unknown to many sponsored monument of Thrasyllus.
It was created around 320 BC. from Thrasyllos, organizer of the Great Dionysian Games and took the form of a temple in the model of sponsored monuments.
The monument collapsed after cannon fire in 1827, during the siege of the Acropolis by the Turks. The iron railings today declare in their own way, that something valuable is hidden inside.
There, then, is the unknown church, a secret that few people know is located in the Acropolis, specifically at its foot.
The older ones, however, know about Panagia Spiliotissa which was formed during the Ottoman rule. The ancient and Christian monuments coexist in front and behind the cave.
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