We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Cathedral of St. Minas

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone Number:
+30 281 028 2402

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 261 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Beautiful Greek Orthodox Church

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 January 2017
Yiayia727
,
Athens, Greece
Add Photo Write a Review

261 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 86: English reviews
Athens, Greece
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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...

Helpful?
Thank Yiayia727
Heraklion, Greece
Level Contributor
25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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)

Helpful?
Thank Eleni K
South Coast Brit
Level Contributor
67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank SouthCoastBritRachel
UK
Level Contributor
64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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! There was some nonsense about no shorts inside, but there was no staff there so... More 

Helpful?
Thank eagertraveller123
Cornwall, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
90 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 there are some lovely frescos and icon examples. The occupying forces planted a bomb to... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank mrbox
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank andy0007nl
Sofia, Bulgaria
Level Contributor
21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

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

Helpful?
Thank Milenka70
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Level Contributor
3,353 reviews
1,569 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 649 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Very nice cathedral in Heraklion; when you visit this church, don't forget to be dressed for a visit in a church ! no short and low cut, no shoulders free.

Helpful?
Thank Manuela L
Poznan, Poland
Level Contributor
21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Nothing special, not worth the time to get there. Normal church with nothing special inside. Nothing to also around the church

Helpful?
Thank KZCz
Columbia, Missouri
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The walls are absolutely covered in gorgeous icons from nearly top to bottom. There's also a nearby church bookstore filled with all kinds of books and other Orthodox goods if you want/need to purchase anything.

Helpful?
Thank Matthew M

Travellers who viewed Cathedral of St. Minas also viewed

Heraklion, Heraklion Prefecture
Heraklion, Heraklion Prefecture
 
Heraklion, Heraklion Prefecture
Elafonissi, Chania Prefecture
 

Been to Cathedral of St. Minas? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cathedral of St. Minas and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
London, United Kingdom

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Cathedral of St. Minas staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?