The Agios Minas Cathedral is a Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Heraklion, Greece, serving as the seat of the Archbishop of Crete. Ιt is dedicated to Saint Menas the martyr and wonderworker (285-309 A.D.), who is the patron saint of Heraklion.


It was built over the time period of 1862-1895. The construction was interrupted during the Cretan Revolution of 1866–1869. The church has a cruciform architecture with a central dome. The floor plan of the church has external maximum dimensions 43,20 m length and 29.50 width. A small and old church of Agios Minas is located in proximity of the cathedral. and a surface area of 1,350 m2 and it is the largest cathedral in Crete and one of the largest in Greece. An old and small church dedicated to Agios Minas is located in the proximity of the cathedral.


The church is a place of reference for all the religious and national celebrations of the city of Heraklion, especially November 11, where a hierarchical Divine Liturgy and great festival take place on the feast day of the Holy Great Martyr Minas.

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Saint Minas 2017 by Manos Vlachakis