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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  • Those who march uphill at the crater rim will have to make a small detour to get to this remarkable place of worship. In the colour scheme and, of course, in the interior, this Catholic Church is very different from the Orthodox sacred buildings. Luckily, I was almost alone here that morning, could light a candle and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere accordingly.
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  • When in Santorini, they say you'll know from afar which ones are the churches because of their blue domes. We stayed in Fira and the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist was in the center of the island. ...  more »
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  • A jewel in Santorini, Greece. What a beauty. Churches with blue domes give such a beautiful, appealing & harmonic view, blended with amazing sunset; will give you a memorable experience you'll cherish for life! Holy small churches filled with grace & blessing.
  • Peaceful and quiet on a bustling day.
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