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Church of St. Andrew


Greece Travel Guide|Religious Tourism

Church of St. Andrew at Patra

It would not be an exaggeration to say that the Church of St. Andrew is a pan-Orthodox pilgrimage. The old church was built between 1836 and 1843 to the point where the martyr Saint Andrew, was the work of Lysander Kaftantzoglou and was painted by D. Hadziaslani.

The new Big church was founded in 1908 by George I and inaugurated in 1974 by Bishop Nicodemus of Patras. The project began under the supervision of the architect Anastasios Metaxas and completed by George Nomikos. It is the largest church in the Balkans and one of the largest in Europe.

Its height exceeds 46 meters and the capacity stands at 5,500 people. Next to the church survives to this day the well of St. Andrews, the place where he taught and where he was crucified. It is therefore easily understood that in addition to the religious interest, this temple is of special historical and artistic interest, so I will strongly recommend you stay in town to combine a visit to him.