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Cathedral of St. Minas

Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 028 2402
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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 3 weeks ago
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
A beautiful building form outside and inside

A very impressive building close to the centre of town and easy to see. Its history is just as... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Adelaide, Australia
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Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 028 2402
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 2 April 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 9 January 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...

Thank Yiayia727
Reviewed 27 November 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 9 November 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 29 October 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 17 October 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 1 October 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
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Thanks to our guide we look at this temple. Very well maintained with many beautiful frescoes and icons.

Thank Milenka70
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Rachel D
What time does the chanting take place on a Sunday morning? Thanks.
27 July 2015|
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.
What time do we need to be there on Sunday morning? What time is the service on Good Friday and Easter Saturday evenings?
6 April 2015|
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
Isabelle D
Quelles sont les meilleurs horaires pour la visiter svp merci
7 August 2016|
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Response from FPageau | Reviewed this property |
Elle semble ouverte en tout temps puisqu'elle est encore utilisée comme site religieux. Je vous conseille le matin avant midi. Bonne visite
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