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Cathedral of St. Minas

Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 028 2402
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Finding Magnificence in the City Center

The first time we discovered St. Minas, we were a bit lost and looking for a cafe to sit and take a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Phil B
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Heraklion, Greece
A must see

This cathedral is gorgeous! The location is great! You can sit outside sip on some coffee and... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
FNA123
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Detroit, Michigan
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Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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+30 281 028 2402
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"light a candle"
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"beautiful inside"
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"christian orthodox"
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"impressive building"
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"heraklion city"
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"worth a visit"
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"on display"
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"protector"
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"saint"
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"prayer"
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"bible"
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"domes"
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"beauty"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The first time we discovered St. Minas, we were a bit lost and looking for a cafe to sit and take a breather. Roaming the outer edge of the city center, we strolled down many a narrow alley, then there it was, one of the...More

Thank Phil B
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

This cathedral is gorgeous! The location is great! You can sit outside sip on some coffee and people watch! Kids usually are feeling birds outside on the steps... it really is beautiful and worth a stop!

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

I found this Christian Orthodox Cathedral to be the most attractive of all the Cathedrals and churches we saw in Heraklion, or on the whole of Crete actually. From the outside it is imposing, tucked away in old Heraklion close to some good restaurants. Inside...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

It is a huge cathedral church in the center of Heraklion. It worths a visit there. You usually find it open during day.

Thank George T
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Small but Amazing. if you have 15 min, you need to look. Reconditioned, colourful, clean. Saint Minas is the most beautiful church in Heraklion.

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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing to look at inside but it is more of a working cathedral than a tourist attraction. Plenty of people trying to get their prayers done whilst I was walking around in my flip flops. I can only apologise.

Thank Mitchell B
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

The Cathedral of Saint Minas is the most prominent Christian Orthodox church of Heraklion city. It is devoted to St. Minas, the Saint Protector of the city and is located within the center of old Heraklion. The temple was built between 1862 and 1895 A.D.,...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

While you are in town go for a quick visit to it feel some peace and rest there for a short time learn and enjoy the place was for free so there is nothing to lose and do as we did add it to the...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2017

If you like ecclesiastical architecture this is a cathedral not to miss if you are in the area. It is based on the standard domed and arched Greek Orthodox Church, but is so much more grand. This is a truly stunning piece of architecture completed...More

Thank Anita H
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

Lovely old building, interesting and worth a visit. Well cared for. There is a dress code as one would expect in buildings of this nature.

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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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