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Cathedral of St. Minas

Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 028 2402
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Beautiful inside and out.

If you like ecclesiastical architecture this is a cathedral not to miss if you are in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anita H
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Lovely old building, interesting and worth a visit. Well cared for. There is a dress code as one... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2017
anniceskate
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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+30 281 028 2402
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like ecclesiastical architecture this is a cathedral not to miss if you are in the area. It is based on the standard domed and arched Greek Orthodox Church, but is so much more grand. This is a truly stunning piece of architecture completed...More

Thank Anita H
Reviewed May 5, 2017

Lovely old building, interesting and worth a visit. Well cared for. There is a dress code as one would expect in buildings of this nature.

Thank anniceskate
Reviewed April 26, 2017

A very impressive building close to the centre of town and easy to see. Its history is just as interesting as the rest of Crete.

Thank Paul460h
Reviewed April 1, 2017

This cathedral is beautiful (from the outside). I haven't been inside but even just looking at it from the outside is worth it. Some cafes nearby to sit and look at the cathedral from (although I haven't tried them so can't comment on them!).

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed January 9, 2017

If you have extra time and want to get a good look at the Orthodox churches in the region, this is beautifully appointed and worth the time to have a moment's peace and light a small candle...

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Reviewed November 27, 2016

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)

Thank Eleni K
Reviewed November 9, 2016

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.

Thank SouthCoastBritRachel
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!...More

Thank eagertraveller123
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...More

1  Thank mrbox
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.

Thank andy0007nl
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Rachel D
What time does the chanting take place on a Sunday morning? Thanks.
July 27, 2015|
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Response from myrtia | Reviewed this property |
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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GINNIELincolnshire
What time do we need to be there on Sunday morning? What time is the service on Good Friday and Easter Saturday evenings?
April 5, 2015|
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Response from Chatzidakis - L... F | Reviewed this property |
Every Sunday the service starts at 7:00 and lasts until 10:00 am On Good Friday the service starts at 20:00 and on Easter Saturday the service starts at 22:30. On Good Friday it is very impressive because they carry the... More
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