Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, Fira

4.5
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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  • The is in the Catholic neighborhood. First built in 1823, it has been rebuilt in 1970 as it was destroyed during the 1956 earthquake. Worth a visit if in Fira.  more »
  • This small, almost tiny “cathedral” is located towards the north end of Fira, is the first Catholic cathedral on Santorini. It was built in 1823 but severely damaged in the 1956 earthquake; it was a.....  more »
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  • Such paradise amongst the Madding crowds of cruise ship clients So peaceful and strangely uplifting even if you're not Catholic. Surprisingly fee free entramce though it needs donations for the upkeep which you can do via the lighting of candles, which entices you to offer a prayer or two. Respect needs to be given as it is holy a.d you're obliged to remove head gear and be quiet, the only rules
  • This place is located in the busy area but still quite and peaceful. It's very unique cathedral as the rest of church in Santorini are Blue and white.

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