Traditional ortodox Church atmosphere, dark, not hot... whispering and paaying old ladies in black... sweet feelings
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
what a celebration and the church is well worth a visit for a look around. there are lots of smaller churches in the town and its well worth doing a visit of them all
Nothing to deal with art but if you have the opportunity to see an Orthodox priest in black you will be able to understand why Greek churches are almost the only renewed buildings.
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