The ornate wooden central gate of the Metropolitan Church of Athens, dedicated to the Annunciation of the Virgin, is adorned with full-length figures of saints and with embossed decorative medals. The gate as well as the other wooden doors of the temple needed immediate maintenance.
The vandalism of the temple, in the past, brought to the wooden elements intense peeling of the final varnish, as well as color changes.
Rescue operations implemented by the Directorate for the Preservation of Ancient and Modern Monuments, of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, They concern the removal of all the layers of varnish, the fixing of the wood, where it has been damaged, and its gilding, again.
This morning the Minister of Culture and Sports Lina Mendoni visited the church and was informed by the conservators of the Ministry of Culture about the progress of the work. According to the original schedule, The works are completed in the next two weeks, in view of the celebration of March 25, 2021.