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When you are a tourist in Greece you must go at least to one church as the Greeks are very faithful... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
loizosk2017
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A nice little cathedral

Agios Minas is a lovely building. Beautifully decorated inside. Unfortunately the alter is hidden... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Had a quick look at the Cathedral during a brief walk around Heraklion. It's a fair size and has a nice piazza in front which makes the building loom more impressive. Internally very nice with painted ceilings and icons/statues and other Greek Orthodox parafanalia.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

When you are a tourist in Greece you must go at least to one church as the Greeks are very faithful in their religion. Saint Minas church is a good place to pray or to admire if you are a tourist. It's location makes it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

Agios Minas is a lovely building. Beautifully decorated inside. Unfortunately the alter is hidden as is the Greek Orthodox tradition. Unfortunately the much smaller original church of Agios Minas next to the cathedral was shut when I visited. My Tip: There is a toilet outside...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

I came across the cathedral by accident having got lost. Outside was one of its bells. The cathedral is impressive both outside and inside. The highlight was the view up to the dome with it's paintings.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

It is well worth a visit. The main area to really appreicate is the roof above your head which is excellent

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

This is one of the largest Cathedrals in Greece and the biggest on Crete. The building has an impressive facade and once inside it is typically ornate although some of the ceiling artwork is relatively modern. Just in front of the Cathedral there's another tiny...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

Pretty piece of architecture worth your visit. It also offers some fine male singing in the early hours of weekend - we lived around and song of Greek people woke us up sometimes to catch the beautiful day.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

The cathedral is small and very ornate. The ceilings are particularly interesting. It is however a 19th century) building. More interesting –just off the square in front of it - is the tiny Church of St Minas, the predecessor to the cathedral which is older...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

this is a very beautifull church with a lot of beautiufll paintings inside as its common for orthodox church,it also has a ver interesting history with a few nice legends about the saint during the urkish ocupation and the battle of crete in 1941 :)

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We made a trip specifically to the cathedral of St Minas or “Agios Minas” to see the beautiful ceiling paintings. This church is breathtaking. Despite being fairly small, every corner of it is adorned with beauty. An active place of worship as well, worth a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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The litourgy starts at 8 and finishes around 9.30. If there is a special celebration or a memorial service (common on a Sunday) it goes on till 10.30.
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