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Address: Heraklion, Crete, Greece

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Beautiful!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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Heraklion Prefecture, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

A majestic church that is best to visit on Sunday early morning in order to witness the divine liturgy with the outstanding chanting of Ioannis Damarlakis. The portraits of the saints on the temple, the walls and the ceiling are worth the visit. The church is the cathedral of Heraklion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A great landmark in Heraklion, St Minas is the protector of the town. Lots of stories about it, including the unexploded WWII bomb near the building - taken as an example of the effectiveness of the saint's protection! Definitely worth seeing if you are in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The church of the "City Protector", St, Minas was protecting the christians from the Turks during the occupation of the island. The old, small church was the first one and is mentioned in Nikos Kazantzakis books, also with some of the legends of protector St.MInas. Next to the big church you can see a WWII bomb that was not explode... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This orthodox cathedral has one of the most beautiful ceilings I've ever seen. As for me, it looks more beautiful, than st. Titus cathedral. Also If you'll have a minute to visit this Cathedral, take a closer look at the chandeliers, which are just awesome!

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