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Cathedral of St. Minas

Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 028 2402
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Wonderfull church

Outside the cathedral there are a few caffe where you can sit and relax enjoing the view! Plenty of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Anthicyprus
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Nicosia, Cyprus
Wonderful interior

Not the largest or more imposing cathedral in the world but the interior is superb with stunning... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dakles
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Hampshire, England
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Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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+30 281 028 2402
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"light a candle"
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"impressive building"
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"heraklion city"
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Reviewed yesterday

Outside the cathedral there are a few caffe where you can sit and relax enjoing the view! Plenty of space for children to play around

Thank Anthicyprus
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the largest or more imposing cathedral in the world but the interior is superb with stunning ornamentation - huge chandeliers. painted ceilings, large stained glass window. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Dakles
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first time we discovered St. Minas, we were a bit lost and looking for a cafe to sit and take a breather. Roaming the outer edge of the city center, we strolled down many a narrow alley, then there it was, one of the...More

Thank Phil B
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Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

This cathedral is gorgeous! The location is great! You can sit outside sip on some coffee and people watch! Kids usually are feeling birds outside on the steps... it really is beautiful and worth a stop!

Thank FNA123
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

I found this Christian Orthodox Cathedral to be the most attractive of all the Cathedrals and churches we saw in Heraklion, or on the whole of Crete actually. From the outside it is imposing, tucked away in old Heraklion close to some good restaurants. Inside...More

Thank Belgo96
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Reviewed October 6, 2017

It is a huge cathedral church in the center of Heraklion. It worths a visit there. You usually find it open during day.

Thank George T
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Reviewed September 11, 2017

Small but Amazing. if you have 15 min, you need to look. Reconditioned, colourful, clean. Saint Minas is the most beautiful church in Heraklion.

Thank OxyWat
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Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

Amazing to look at inside but it is more of a working cathedral than a tourist attraction. Plenty of people trying to get their prayers done whilst I was walking around in my flip flops. I can only apologise.

Thank Mitchell B
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Reviewed July 5, 2017

The Cathedral of Saint Minas is the most prominent Christian Orthodox church of Heraklion city. It is devoted to St. Minas, the Saint Protector of the city and is located within the center of old Heraklion. The temple was built between 1862 and 1895 A.D.,...More

Thank Ioannis S
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Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

While you are in town go for a quick visit to it feel some peace and rest there for a short time learn and enjoy the place was for free so there is nothing to lose and do as we did add it to the...More

Thank MontherYASEEN
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Rachel D
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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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