If you walk over one block to Metropolis Street which runs from Syntagma Square parallel to Ermou there is this small church. The Ministry of Education or something was in the building that they actually build over the church but now it is the Hotel Electra Metropolis. Here is a picture of it in 1963. The woman in the green coat is my mom.

A block down is the main cathedral of Athens. But the cathedral was damaged by an earthquake around 30 years ago and has been under scaffolding until 2017. It is kind of an embarrassment for the church, or it should be. If it can be fixed then fix it. If you have to tear it down and build another one then do it. But to leave it with scaffolding on it for 30 years while you try to decide what to do is not the way to win converts to the faith.  

Anyway they removed the scaffolding in 2017 and it looks pretty nice so we can forget what I just said and forgive them.  In fact here it is....

Metropolis Church of Athens

The little Byzantine church to the right is Agios Eleftherios built in the 13th or 15th century, depending on who you ask..