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Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord

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Beautiful Whitewashed Church

It is located on the main street in Fira and dominates the area. It is in the midst of all... read more

Reviewed November 23, 2018
Sue M
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Williamsburg, Virginia
A gem that’s hard to miss

Like many of the ecclesiastic structure on Santorini the externals are more about blending in with... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
TheRestlessTraveller
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Northop Hall, United Kingdom
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Agiou Mina, Fira 847 00, Greece
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

We got here just as they were closing the church up for the day. We could look at he outside but can only imagine what was inside. People we talked to said it was really a neat place to see.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Mike H
Reviewed November 23, 2018

It is located on the main street in Fira and dominates the area. It is in the midst of all activity and cannot be missed since it is such a large cathedral.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Sue M
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Fira has quite a few churches and cathedrals. A few are Catholic and others as this cathedral are orthodox. People have to wear decent attire to enter the church. In short shorts you are turned away. Bermuda shorts are allowed. I don't really know much...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank JohanD190
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Like many of the ecclesiastic structure on Santorini the externals are more about blending in with the general feel of the surroundings and the Cathedral endeavours to achieve this but the size and the position, on the many coastal walkway, make this building hard to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank TheRestlessTraveller
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Nice small church, quiet, nice inside, worth the time to look, stop and think, light a candle, think good thoughts.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Pepperjackm
Reviewed June 19, 2018

The Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord is situated on the cliff of Fira, and it's a landmark of the city. The Cathedral was damaged in the great earthquake in 1956, and it was renovated very quick. The building is very impressive, with a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Gabriel A
Reviewed May 20, 2018

Walking into this cathedral is like walking into another world. It is so beautiful & well maintained. Sacred & inspiring!

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank lsmith472
Reviewed May 19, 2018

It is worth visiting as it is a beautiful tranquil place with lovely frescoes. It is not possible to photograph all of them. There is a strict dress code so don't try to enter wearing shorts.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Traveller1XX
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

Lovely church painted a surprising white !!. We visited when it was quiet fortunately . No cruise ships that day. Fantastic inside wonderful art of a religious nature blessed by the sunlight.Glad we made the effort.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank lobster64
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Can't miss the round white dome. Several pretty arches surround it. What it misses in having a blue dome, it makes up for being the focal point of town (the Catholic church is on the opposite end). Take photos from the water or from other...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank lakwatsera2014
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