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Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, Fira

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#4 of 22 in Historic Sites in Santorini
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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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  • What a beautiful place! So much history in there. Amazing pieces of art everywhere, and a very special place for those who have faith. A must go if you are spending some time in Fira. 
    What a beautiful place! So much history in there. Amazing pieces of art everywhere, and a very special place for those who have faith. A must go if you are spending some time in Fira.  more »
  • I was wandering around Fira and found the Church, the huge chapel is hard to miss but it was open so I went in, it’s a small church but the art work is beautiful and it has amazing views of Fira from....  more
    I was wandering around Fira and found the Church, the huge chapel is hard to miss but it was open so I went in, it’s a small church but the art work is beautiful and it has amazing views of Fira from....  more »
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  • Beautiful beautiful church. Mass Sundays 10am. I attended july 2022. It’s in Greek but very beautiful and a welcoming priest also
  • Really nice church in thira. If you visit Thira you need to goto this church it’s open most days, there’s a lot of nice art on the walls and ceiling’s. You do need to walk a little but up the stairs to visit this church so if you are in a wheelchair it might be slightly difficult to access. Apart from that it looks really great and nice place to visit.

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