Name of the Structure Church of St. Alypius (Yenikapı Greek Orthodox Church; Small Greek Orthodox Church)
Category Church
Period Ottoman
Current Condition It currently serves as an Orthodox church.
Construction Date 1843
Built by
Location / Address Kılınçarslan, Yeni Kapı Sk. No:20, 07100 Muratpaşa/Antalya

The church was built in the late nineteenth century and abandoned after the population exchange in the early 1920s. It remained that way for decades. However, in 2011 it was reconsecrated as a church after the completion of a restoration project that started in 2007.

The rectangular building has a single nave and a gable roof with Turkish-style tiles. The wall is made of rubble stone reinforced with wooden beams. An arched door on the west provides entry into the church. Above the interior face of the door is a construction inscription in Greek and in Karamanlı Turkish. There are eight arched windows, one on each side of the door and three each on the north and south façades. Half columns with floral capitals rise between the windows. Between the columns and above the window arches are plaster medallions with carved depictions of saints inside them.


T.C. Antalya Valiliği, Antalya Kültür Envanteri (Merkez), Antalya 2003, 47.
B. Varkıvanç – E. Çelebi (ed.), Kaleiçi Yaşayan Antik Şehir Rehberi, Metinler: Burhan Varkıvanç, Muratpaşa Belediyesi, Antalya 2015, 27.

Aziz Alypios Kilisesi (Yenikapı Rum Kilisesi; Küçük Rum Kilisesi)

Kılınçarslan, Yeni Kapı Sk. No:20, 07100 Muratpaşa/Antalya

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