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Address: 36 North Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL
Phone Number: +1 727-937-3540
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Description: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral was founded in 1905 and is the first...
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral was founded in 1905 and is the first and original Greek Orthodox Christian parish of the Tampa-St. Petersburg area. The present Cathedral was completed during WWII, in 1943. Much of the interior marble, including the iconostasis (icon screen), is from the Greek pavilion of the 1939 World's Fair in New York City. The Cathedral contains actual relics of St. Nicholas of Myra and is a point of pilgrimage for those who seek the intercessions of this most beloved of Christian saints. The Cathedral tower is the tallest architectural structure in Tarpon Springs and serves as the heart of the downtown and city. In the plaza to the north of the Cathedral is the famous "Cross Diver" statue which captures the pinnacle of the annual Epiphany Day (January 6) celebration for which the St. Nicholas Cathedral parish is known the world over. At the base of the statue are the names of young men - Orthodox Christian and non-Orthodox Christian - who made the supreme sacrifice during World War II.
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A must see! Church is open daily for visits. Absolutely stunning replica of a cathedral in Constantinople

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

A must see! Church is open daily for visits. Absolutely stunning replica of a cathedral in Constantinople

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

St. Nicholas is a beautiful church that is only 2 minutes away from the main tourist area. You can stay and linger as long as the church is open but if you have limited time a walk through is doable in under 30 minutes. It has an old world feel and the stained glass is not to be missed. The... More 

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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Well worth the time to stop and go inside. There is usually a volunteer to answer questions and share some of the lore. This is a beautiful greek othodox church.

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Helen, Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This a beautiful Byzantine church with many stained glass windows and icons painted on the walls. Unusual and worth the visit.

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Sarasota
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

A little out of town but easy to find and very pretty church. Typical white interior of Greek churches and beautiful stained glass windows.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a gorgeous cathedral. It is a Greek traditional church but the architecture is definitely worth seeing on your visit to Tarpon Springs.

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Lima, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a beautiful cathedral. You can have a tour or just go in and enjoy the art on your own. If you want to avoid the crowds on Dodecanese take a side trip here.

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Petoskey, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We stopped at this church as we were exploring Tarpon Springs and this stop was very interesting. The people in the church were welcoming and that was very nice.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is a rather small church, but it is breathtakingly beautiful inside. Murals, stained glass windows, chandeliers, and more. Candles burning and original wood pews add to the beauty. I recommend a trip to see this place of worship.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This relatively tiny marble work of art is a must-see site in the Greek section of Tarpon Springs (near the Sponge Docks). Unfortunately, although the church was open for an upcoming wedding, there was no one present to answer our many questions. I am only slightly familiar with the furnishings of an orthodox church, but the icons were positively ravishing.... More 

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FatherTaso, Presiding Priest at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, responded to this review

We do have a man onsite much of the week who is knowledgeable in the history of the parish and the architecture of the Cathedral. We are working of extending his hours and "upping our game." We thank you for your suggestion and your interest in visiting St. Nicholas Cathedral. More 

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