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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. To visit Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist on your trip to Fira, use our Fira itinerary builder.
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  • We wandered the streets on our own for a day and came to this lovely church "by chance." Maybe God led us here for a look at how people create a place for meaningful worship. I believe it achieves a p...  more »
  • We visited Santorini on a cruise ship. Arriving, you have the wonderful views from the water as you approach the shore. The exterior of the Cathedral is very noticeable. Getting up to the top is excit...  more »
  • Church you will find during your extensive ballad is Fira. The building in him has nothing exceptional but is located in a quiet street near the tourist streets... Often closed unfortunately. A pleasant stop under the heat of Santorini.
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  • Lovely, beside a that it's unusual to find a catholic cathedral in Greece, most belong to our brothers oorthodox
  • It is very nice.
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  • The most Greek of the Greek Islands, the quintessence of the Mediterranean, is the product of a great cataclysm that probably swept away a civilization, the Minoan. It is not difficult to get a small taste of what happened to the ancient Thera more than 3,600 years ago. Just enjoy watching the wide Lagoon which occupies the ancient caldera of the volcano. Isn't far-fetched theory, increasingly in vogue, that such violent phenomenon is in the mysterious origin of the legend of Atlantis. Perhaps influenced by this sense of inevitable catastrophe, suitably reinforced by a small tremor that happens from time to time, visitors to this wonderful island of whitewashed walls and blue domes are delivered quickly to hedonism and dolce far niente. It is what calls the most beautiful cycladic. A place where the slopes are too steep for walking, too beautiful beaches to enjoy them and the too-sweet Vinsanto for Miss happily.
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  • Very beautiful church in the center of the island!
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  • Very healing. Nice multi
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