Crete Sights

Ayios Minas

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 12/17/2015

Fodor's Review

This is a huge, lofty, but ultimately unprepossessing 1895 cathedral that can hold up to 8,000 worshippers. The church is most lively on November 11, when Heraklion celebrates the feast of Minas, a fourth-century Roman soldier-turned-Christian and the city's patron saint. Legend has it that on Easter Sunday 1826 Minas appeared on horseback and dispersed a Turkish mob ready to slay the city's Orthodox faithful.

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Kyrillou Loukareos, Heraklion, Crete, 71202, Greece

Published 12/17/2015


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