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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This church simply is amazing to look at from both the outside and the inside as well. It did greatly impress me with its art and crafting.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed March 11, 2019

Worth a quick visit. Located in the centre. Next to it is the Christian museum St Aikaterini. Negative is that outside are Roma, not Greek Gypsy beggars that have proffesion to ask for charity...

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank paterakisz
Reviewed February 3, 2019

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 27, 2018

If you are walking by stop in for a look. Peaceful surroundings with beautiful frescos. Warm atmosphere.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

It is well worth a visit. The main area to really appreicate is the roof above your head which is excellent

Date of experience: September 2018
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The litourgy starts at 8 and finishes around 9.30. If there is a special celebration or a memorial service (common on a Sunday) it goes on till 10.30.
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