On the eastern side of the city, if we follow the stone-built alley that starts from the market, we find Agia Kiriaki. It is the Metropolitan Cathedral of Dimitsana; built in 1834, on the initiative of combatant-teacher Kallinikos Kastorhis, ‘during the reign of King Othonas I’, as the in-built marble sign above the main entrance attests. Having replaced an older family temple of the Lambardopoulou or the Lambardi family—the traces of which are disappearing through the course of time--, the new church is dedicated to Dimitsana’s patron saint, Agia Kiriaki, and its celebratory feast is on 7 July.
A single-naved basilica with an impressive octagonal dome, covered with bronze leaves, visible from every spot, it offers visitors to the city a wonderful view from a distance. The temple was built in 1845, from Pendeli marble, which had been skillfully chiseled by craftsmen from Tinos. The project was funded by city-benefactor Nikolaos Makris. In the church enclosure we find the statue of Gregorios V; a gift from fellow country-man, mayor of Odessa, Gregorios Maraslis.