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Cathedral of St. Minas

Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #5 of 33 Attractions in Heraklion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Clent, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Step inside this piece of religious history and take a look at this religious iconic church which is a unique sight that could easily missed if not found in busy Heraklion of people rushing everywhere and intense heat of the day

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The painting on the ceilings etc., very beautiful. Also very typical of Greek churches. The square outside it has some nice cafés to wile away an hour.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Herakleion is a small city, and this is one of the smallest cathedrals I have seen. It's not worth going out of your way to see.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

the walls and ceiling are painted with beautiful scenes from the bible. Gold chandliers hung from the ceiling. IT is free to visit, and only a ten minute walk from the main square.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I was surprised by the scale of this beautiful building, not that it is large for a cathedral but it is very large compared to small traditional orthodox churches. The exterior is simple but the interior is elaborate with icons and detailed motif and massive chandeliers with icons on it. Tip. They put one of the bell on display outside,... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I reached the cathedral walking some good 10min away from the madness of Morosini fountain square with all it's tourists to be welcome by some good Cretan calm and closed shops unlike the shops with booming music located near Morosini fountain. Due to the late afternoon, everything was quiet in Ekaterini square where the cathedral is located and almost no... More

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BC, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

While Agios Minas (Cathedral of St. Minas) is not a very old cathedral (built 1862-1895), it is a very fine example of the style in which churches and cathedrals are built and decorated in Greece.With a capacity of 8,000 people it is also one of the largest cathedrals in Greece.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

A jewel set in a strange place. I found the city itself a strange place in general with pockets of beauty that were easily stumbled upon. This being one of them. The city itself is steeped in history, but is lost in piles of grafiti and often uneasy atmosphere. Bit be patient and stick to the main tourist areas. Parking... More

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Impressive and attractive architecture in a pretty, quiet square. Didn't go in as there was a service on.

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

In some ways it is a very typical Orthodox style church however the Byzantine style art near the altar is gorgeous. I enjoyed my visit even though it was for a short time.

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