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Reviewed October 17, 2018

The cathedral, an elegant stone building dating from venetian rule, is off Halidon Street, and you will pass it as you walk to the Venetian Harbour. During Turkish rule it became a soap factory, and the interior now dates from the latter part of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PeteWLaw
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Chania is a mix of cultures - this small but beautiful cathedral echoes the venetian era and traders. Better to visit in the day as its difficult to take in the splendour in the evenings. Hugely ornate.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank EddieRidgeon
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We popped in here when we were in Chania and were very impressed with the interior. It is not like any church I have been in before. The seating is a first for me! Well worth a wee visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NorthernHeatseeker
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Quite fornominally ornate and filled with holy treasures, the cathedral is a place to visit and contemplate life, away from the heat and hurly burly of the old town. Not particularly large, it has many icons of the saints and sliver and gold relics for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ian M
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Nice place for a moment of prayer and reflection. The church is interesting in its facade and charming in the interior. Not to be missed.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 3, 2018

it's different than other Greek church architecture, but it didn't seem to be especially amazing. It is an attractive Orthodox church.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by this Cathedral, as there was some Greek dancing taking place in the square. I have been to many different churches and temples and thought why not. We entered, the Cathedral, very quiet, with one or two people. Up on the walls, beautiful paintings...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Just visit the place on the inside. the frescoes are impressive and it Is not the usual Byzantine style. I was lucky to follow mass on Good Friday and the Byzantine choir was angelic.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank yiannava
Reviewed April 8, 2018

A traditional Greek Orthodox church on an attractive square in the centre of Chania’s Old Town. A beautiful ornately decorated church with religious icons, large paintings and chandlers. On the site of a former church which was later converted into a soap factory during the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank lovetotravel1704
Reviewed December 22, 2017

This is a beautiful and unusual church. It was built on the site of an older temple for Mary. When the city was occupied by the Turks in 1645 it was converted to a soap-factory. It was changed back to a Basilica in 1860. Small...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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