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Cathedral of St. Minas

Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #5 of 30 attractions in Heraklion
Type: Religious Sites
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Brisbane, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This cathedral is gorgeous inside and out, so be sure to pop in toappreciate the byzantine style art that covers the walls and decorates the domes.

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New Delhi, India
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We could not manage to be on time to go inside the Church. However, it was beautiful from outside, late in the evening. The structure is in the heartof Heraklion town, in the Central area.

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moscow
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Traditional ortodox Church atmosphere, dark, not hot... whispering and paaying old ladies in black... sweet feelings

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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Beautiful cathedral situated in a lovely square away from the crowds and noise of Heraklion - recommend a visit near sunset when huge flock of sparrows come in to roost in the trees - there are a couple of tavernas to sit and relax.

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Oia, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The cathedral is just massive. It's an amazing structure, makes everything around it look so small. Looking inside, its windows are decorated with colored glass and its walls & ceiling are all covered with paintings. It is worth a visit, both, during daytime and nighttime. Even if you don't go inside, just sitting outside the church for a while and... More

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Visit of St. Minas cathedral was the top of my visit in Heraklion. Walking thru crowded main street, being annoyed by strange sellers of strange stuff, was quite tiring for me. Therefore I really enjoyed calm moments in the cathedral, observing the roof paints and lighting the candle ... A must visit, if you are in town. Later on, we... More

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Akko
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

My brother and I passed by the cathedral by car when we were looking for a parking spot in the centre, then we searched for it on maps just to see it again. I've been twice to Greece and have seen a lot of amazing cathedrals, but this one is definitely the most beautiful one I have ever seen. It's... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

A lovely place. Must visit again. So much beauty and history in the city center. The old church in the back is very nice as well.

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We always make for Ekaterina Square whenever we visit Iraklion; it's a peaceful enclave in a bustling city and you would never believe you were just a hundred yards or so from the noise and traffic. The square has a few restaurants and some benches beneath jacaranda trees from where the exterior of St Minas' can be seen in all... More

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