Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, Fira

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Get a glimpse of Catholicism in an Orthodox part of the world at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. Admire the graceful sandstone architecture and the interior's 18th-century decor, including well-maintained stained glass windows, three altars, and numerous art pieces. Outside of the church, take in great views of the island and surrounding waters. Visitors can attend mass on Sunday, but prepare for a bit of a hike beforehand because parking is a short trek away. Arrange to visit Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist and other attractions in Fira using our Fira travel planner.
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  • This is a small but attractive Catholic church in the centre of Fira. It was open when I visited (in early March) and I was free to walk about inside. A fairly typical Catholic church but with a beaut...  more »
  • Very nice Cathedral, is a haven for Catholics that after seeing so many Orthodox churches is a Roman Catholic and is it more when a South American is located in the gateway to the Virgin of Guadalupe.
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  • This is indeed a lovely church. We were most welcomed by the Greeks who allowed me to read in English during a Sunday mass. The church is really beautiful and we also went there for some quiet adorati...  more »
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  • Wonderful church! Catholic means universal in Greek and you truly get a sense of how universal the church is here. The priest who is very encouraging and well spoken asks everyone to pray in their own language and while the communal prayers sound like a mishmash it's all for the one God. Amazing. Also Sunday mass is at 10:00am.
  • Wonderful church on top of the mountain with stunning views. If going to Fera, it's a must see.
  • We were very lucky to visit here on Psalm Sunday,the service was in Greek but everyone was so welcoming.One of the highlights of our holiday.
  • Heard Easter vigil mass here and although it was in Greek, the priest and the parishioners were very warm and accomodating.
  • Magnificent church. Love it.

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