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St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral

36 North Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3416
+1 727-937-3540
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Pretty architecture

Attractive building that is worth seeing. Nice windows. You can attend one of the masses but I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Patricia K
New Port Richey, Florida

my son lives in tarpon springs and always talks of the beauty it has. i had seen it online and had... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Sally H
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St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral was founded in 1905 and is the first and original Greek Orthodox Christian parish of the Tampa-St. Petersburg area. The present Cathedral was completed during WWII, in 1943. Much of the interior marble, including the iconostasis (icon screen), is from the Greek pavilion of the 1939 World's Fair in New York City. The Cathedral contains actual relics of St. Nicholas of Myra and is a point of pilgrimage for those who seek the intercessions of this most beloved of Christian saints. The Cathedral tower is the tallest architectural structure in Tarpon Springs and serves as the heart of the downtown and city. In the plaza to the north of the Cathedral is the famous "Cross Diver" statue which captures the pinnacle of the annual Epiphany Day (January 6) celebration for which the St. Nicholas Cathedral parish is known the world over. At the base of the statue are the names of young men - Orthodox Christian and non-Orthodox Christian - who made the supreme sacrifice during World War II.
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36 North Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3416
+1 727-937-3540
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attractive building that is worth seeing. Nice windows. You can attend one of the masses but I find that I don't do well with the incense.

Thank Patricia K
Reviewed 17 May 2017

my son lives in tarpon springs and always talks of the beauty it has. i had seen it online and had to see its beauty. we went to the byou and had to stop and see this magnificant church. i had read all about i...More

Thank Sally H
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We walked in on a week day and were welcomed in to take a look at this gorgeous church. The marble, stained glass, religious icons.... it was fabulous!

Thank INginger
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The church is amazing. If you have the opportunity to visit Tarpon Springs I highly recommend that you stop by and cost the church.

Thank Michele R
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The Greek Heritage is strong in Tarpon Springs and this cathedral is at the heart of it. Every January 6th on the Epiphany the traditional Greek Cross Dive at the nearby Spring Bayou is held after the religious service at the church. The church is...More

Thank Italy4
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful church not far from Sponge Docks. Street parking available. Inside is just stunning. When you are finished, walk through historic downtown, and over to old train station, which is now historical society.

Thank Sheryl B
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The first time I went the church was closed so I made an effort to come again a few days later while it was open. I am sure glad I did. The interior is stunning and must be seen. Not many churches here in Canada...More

Thank nicthegreek2013
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Every year they celebrate the birth of Christ on the first Friday of Jan. 1000's of people come celebrate the release of the Dove and the Kids diving for the Cross. The one who gets the Cross is said to have good luck for the...More

Thank csattsam
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The Local Greek Church was BEAUTIFUL inside , the local outdoor surrounding area is beautiful too in MY opinion. The Greeks know how to Love the Lord Jesus, Amen.

Thank heinz k
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Nice church and place to see. The inside is beautiful and super to see up close. Stop in if in the area.

Thank Ole D
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What hours is the church open to the public ? I have always wanted to visit but was always closed when I was there. Hope to see the church when I visit at the end of this month.
3 June 2017|
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Response from glomarrone | Reviewed this property |
I would give the Cathedral a call and tell them when you plan to visit and inquire if the church will be opened for your visit. I, too, have had the experience of stopping by & the building not being opened.
luisa h
can i get my wedding there I'm nondomination religion and I want to know if I can bring my own ministry
14 September 2015|
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Response from Synetos | Property representative |
To be married in an Orthodox Church at least one member of the couple must baptized and confirmed into the Orthodox Christian Faith and be an active communicant of a local parish. The other member of the couple must, at... More