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Cathedral of St. Minas

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Address: Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: 00302810282402

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Saint Mines is,by local saying, the saint of whole island of Crete.As living human he fought against ottomans,and there I s rumor that he was seen during the German occupation of the island in 1940s.For sure visit this cathedral,especially if you are religious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

At the center of Heraklion, you can visit the Cathedral of St. Minas for a peaceful pray. beautiful architecture from the inside to the outside.. A very charming place... Loved it very much.

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Herzlia, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

It's a nice cathedral to view from the outside, both from the side shown in the cover photo and from the front (one quadrant to the right in the cover photo). More importantly, it is in excellent condition on the inside. The frescoes that cover the walls and ceiling seem to have been renovated, because their colors are so vivid,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

wonderful young church, amazing painting on the roof! a bit beside the main path, close to market street with several bar/cafes along to have a drink (better as in the main road) pls respect the church, not enter with incorrect clothes

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