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Cathedral of St. Minas

Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 028 2402
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Stunning

This is a beautiful cathedral in this lovely old town/city in Crete. It is elegant with good... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
northants90
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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A beautiful and quiet place to stop

This cathedral was dedicated to the Patron Saint of Heraklion and is one of Greece's largest... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Scott8147
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The Villages, Florida
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Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful cathedral in this lovely old town/city in Crete. It is elegant with good architectural features and sets the town off really well. It is worth checking out.

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

This cathedral was dedicated to the Patron Saint of Heraklion and is one of Greece's largest churches. It also contains a wonderful collection of religious icon paintings in addition to having an extremely beautiful interior.

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

A place of quiet reflection in a big bustling city. It has the most stunning murals covering the ceilings which must be seen to fully appreciate. Sit and take in the beauty of his building and have a quiet moment before re-entering the modern world.

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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped by to observe the children and masses of people at the service on a Sunday evening. The area outside the cathedral was lively and inside was packed. Obviously a place of worship for the local citizens.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Words simply cannot describe the splendor. After seeing churches in Greece over 14 years of travel we were not prepared for this! One of the most beautiful ever! Arguably THE loveliest we have had the pleasure to see. Do not miss.

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Spend some quiet minutes admiring the icons and magnificent chandeliers. You may read the origins and history of the Cathedral.

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

The seat of the Archbishop of Crete, the Greek Orthodox Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Menas, the martyr and the patron saint of Heraklion. It was built in the 19th century as the largest cathedral on Crete, a stunning structure with even more fascinating interior.

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Outside the cathedral there are a few caffe where you can sit and relax enjoing the view! Plenty of space for children to play around

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Not the largest or more imposing cathedral in the world but the interior is superb with stunning ornamentation - huge chandeliers. painted ceilings, large stained glass window. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

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

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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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