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Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord

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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
While at the top of the city by the Bus station, stop and look

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

Reviewed July 15, 2018
Pepperjackm
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Johan D
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

1  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.

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

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!

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.

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.

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

Thank lakwatsera2014
Reviewed November 3, 2017

There was alot of people around the entrance for some reason. It was very bleak inside and we did not stay long.

Thank greg_and_sue
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

I wouldn't do a trip especially to visit, but I was passing and popped in. It's small, typical Greek Orthodox, nice to look at, but nothing amazing. No photos or wearing of shorts allowed!

Thank sen862017
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