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A stunning cathedral with amazing interior in the heart of Heraklion. We attended the Megali Friday services there prior the Greek Orthodox Easter and there were thousands of people in the procession. Definitely a place not to miss at Heraklion
The Agios Minas Cathedral is a striking Orthodox temple and the seat of the Archbishop of Crete. It is dedicated to the patron saint of Heraklion City, St. Minas. It is the largest church on the island. It is impressive to look at from the...More
Had a quick look at the Cathedral during a brief walk around Heraklion. It's a fair size and has a nice piazza in front which makes the building loom more impressive. Internally very nice with painted ceilings and icons/statues and other Greek Orthodox parafanalia.
When you are a tourist in Greece you must go at least to one church as the Greeks are very faithful in their religion. Saint Minas church is a good place to pray or to admire if you are a tourist. It's location makes it...More
Agios Minas is a lovely building. Beautifully decorated inside. Unfortunately the alter is hidden as is the Greek Orthodox tradition. Unfortunately the much smaller original church of Agios Minas next to the cathedral was shut when I visited.
My Tip: There is a toilet outside...More
I came across the cathedral by accident having got lost. Outside was one of its bells. The cathedral is impressive both outside and inside. The highlight was the view up to the dome with it's paintings.