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Address: Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: +30 281 028 2402

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The Saint of Heraklion

He may have been born, raised,died in Egypt, never visited this city in his lifetime but he did visit after his death(so that he would hunt the Turks who were planning to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Heraklion, Greece
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Heraklion, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

He may have been born, raised,died in Egypt, never visited this city in his lifetime but he did visit after his death(so that he would hunt the Turks who were planning to slaughter those praying inside the church)

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South Coast Brit
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I rather liked this Cathedral, which is quite small, and not old as the previous buildings have been destroyed by earthquakes. Has some striking, but probably not very exceptionally well painted murals.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This is a very interesting Cathedral, and if you are CoE and find Catholic churches different, this is definitely a notch above that! VERY decorated, extremely cluttered and full of beautiful surprises from relics to effigies. The painted ceiling and vault are a must see! There was some nonsense about no shorts inside, but there was no staff there so... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and no doubt there is always someone who has seen bigger and better. This is a place of special interest to me, as two of my friends were married here. It is small for a cathedral, but there are some lovely frescos and icon examples. The occupying forces planted a bomb to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

I have visited this place few times and I want to visit it again. Very beautiful inside and outside and not far from the centre of the city.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Thanks to our guide we look at this temple. Very well maintained with many beautiful frescoes and icons.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Very nice cathedral in Heraklion; when you visit this church, don't forget to be dressed for a visit in a church ! no short and low cut, no shoulders free.

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Poznan, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Nothing special, not worth the time to get there. Normal church with nothing special inside. Nothing to also around the church

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

The walls are absolutely covered in gorgeous icons from nearly top to bottom. There's also a nearby church bookstore filled with all kinds of books and other Orthodox goods if you want/need to purchase anything.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Worth a side trip, though there are more historic churches in Heraklion, partly for the surrounding area and partly for the cathederal itself. Massive exterior and impressive interior.

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