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Cathedral of St. Minas

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Address: Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: 00302810282402

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars 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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Warminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

a real strange place amongst this very run down city, the lovely coloured glass is stunning in it's own simplicity

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I'm not aficionado of churches but it's worth stopping in. The decorations are elaborate and intricate and even if you aren't religious worth seeing. It only takes a short stop and easy to find wandering around the centre of the town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We loved seeing the paintings on the ceiling! WOW! We spent a good time looking at them! We all lit a candle and toured the church, the wrought iron was also magnificent. Outside the church is a WWII bomb that never exploded near the old church. Some say it is a miracle. Definitely worth a look!

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

beautiful church Clean and respectful A holy place and very calming Visit and light a candle and do some reflective prayer

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Not as big as other cathedrals I visited, but still very very impressive. Went there just before the last supper service & it was buzzing with worshippers & tourists alike.

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