The Russian church of Athens

The imposing Russian church is not only one of the oldest churches in Athens, but also one of the most fascinating. This historic Christian temple has many secrets, from an ancient crypt to a very unusual painting of St. Paul depicting Greece’s first King Otto I, tiles decorated with Arabic letters, and the tomb of the richest person in the world. The Russian church viewed from Rallou Manou Square. © National Hellenic Research Foundation. Rising from a small square, just oppo