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Cathedral of St. Minas

Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 028 2402
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A very attractive cathedral which dominates its corner of old Heraklion

I found this Christian Orthodox Cathedral to be the most attractive of all the Cathedrals and... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Good to visit

It is a huge cathedral church in the center of Heraklion. It worths a visit there. You usually find... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
George T
Agii Apostoli, Chania, Crete
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“old church” (5 reviews)
Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 028 2402
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Reviewed 11 October 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
Reviewed 6 October 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
Reviewed 11 September 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
Reviewed 7 August 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
Reviewed 5 July 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
Reviewed 28 June 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
Reviewed 4 June 2017

If you like ecclesiastical architecture this is a cathedral not to miss if you are in the area. It is based on the standard domed and arched Greek Orthodox Church, but is so much more grand. This is a truly stunning piece of architecture completed...More

Thank Anita H
Reviewed 5 May 2017

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 27 April 2017

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 1 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
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Rachel D
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.
5 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