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Good Friday in Plaka- Free Photography Workshop

Byzantine Athens is represented by a small number of churches mostly dated from the 11th century.

The decorations of churches with figures of Christ, the apostles and saints, was an early form of writing, with images explaining the Orthodox faith for those unable to read. These tiny churches with their red-tiled domes are antique gems set among the modern concrete buildings of the urban metropolis. We will meander through Plaka’s narrow streets and stop at these chapels to light candles and spend a few quiet moments, away from the city’s bustle.

On Good Friday we will have the chance to see the decorated Epitaphs, feel the atmosphere and we will learn how to document it all with our cameras. We will climb up a stepped lane to the Ayios Nikolaos Rangava (where my father was baptized about 90 years ago), it is part of a complex belonging to the monastery of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. In the shaded courtyard, nestled among pink oleander, is the little church of the Anagyri with its 17th century Baroque interior. Here we will stay for the Epitaph procession.

Meet us 13:00 sharp

Monasteraki sq. by the station entrance

For further information see our Facebook Event page: Good Friday in Plaka.