Saint Minas Cathedral

Heraklion, Greece

The Agios Minas Cathedral is a Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Heraklion, serving as the seat of the Archbishop of Crete. It was built over the time period of 1862-1895. The construction was interrupted during the Cretan Revolution of 1866–1869. It is one of the largest cathedrals in Greece, with a capacity of 8,000 people.



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Karterou, Heraklion, Greece
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Founded: 1862-1895
Category: Religious sites in Greece

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David EB (6 months ago)
Beautiful cathedral in middle of Heraklion. Worth a visit to see the largest religious church in this city.
Cookie Chan (10 months ago)
A church of beautiful architecture, both inside and outside. Not too far from the old town.
Ezio Accaputo (10 months ago)
What a beautiful orthodox church!!!! I really love it! If you are in Heraklio, you can't miss it! It's really amazing both the architecture and the interiors where paintings cover the ceiling and a great chandelier shines!!!!
Radu Jurca (11 months ago)
As all Orthodox Churches, alive and very nice example of Neo Byzantine Style.
Hannah Wild (14 months ago)
A spectacular cathedral with such amazing architecture and paintings. It's such a tranquil place and lovely to unwind. Free to enter.
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