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Cathedral of St. Minas

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Address: Heraklion, Crete, Greece

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Introduction to an Orthodox Church

Right in the middle of Herklion. Nice church with a big history. Dress conservatively. Great to drink a coffe at the plate nearby

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Right in the middle of Herklion. Nice church with a big history. Dress conservatively. Great to drink a coffe at the plate nearby

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Ninove, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a nice big church located just in the west side of the city. A lot of local people were visiting the church. The building is really impressive, esspecially for the location in the heart of the city.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Your usual Orthodox Cathedral, still a very impressive building in the center of Heraklion in the pedestrian area, worth to enter and visit.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The Agios Minas Cathedral architecture is fascinating; it’s not like most Byzantine Churches but has a unique modern look, the shining red Domes are very impressive; the two Clock Towers add to the beauty of this religious structure; the Cathedral stands out wherever you go on the Venetian Wall or the hills surrounding Heraklion. The interior design and contents are... More 

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mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

It's a must visit while in Heraklion! It's a beautiful church which actually. An be spotted from a distance. The paintings inside are beautiful. And the chandeliers are majestic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

you can see the differences in the orthodox christian church. especially this church, which is the cathedral church of the city

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Lovely church, brilliantly decorated, peaceful and cool. Please remember that even though they welcome visitors, it is nevertheless an active place of worship, please make sure you are dressed appropriately (ladies, that means no bare shoulders!), turn off the flash and sound on your cameras.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Aghios Minas is worth visiting for its history, architecture and the religious wall paintings. Its Crete's biggest church Cathedral of Heraklion city. If you are lucky enough to be there during litougy (Sunday morning) or wedding or baptism evenings (Friday to Sunday) it will be great. If not you can still seat down for a while and watch locals as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

It was very interesting to experience how the Orthodaox Easter is celebrated. On Good Friday there must have been thousands of people of all ages visit the cathedral. At about 10pm there was a procession round the nearby streets to the Lions Square where the procession halted. The street had been washed with rose water. On Easter Saturday another similar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

the inside is as nice as the outside and is only matched in its granduer by st stephens ballisica in budapest. even the children were in awe of the paintings around

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Address: Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion

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