Agios Minas Church in Heraklion, Crete
Saint Minas (Agios Minas in Greek) is the patron saint of Heraklion and his feast-day, on 11 November, is a public holiday. Explore this famous church of Heraklion as to reach the Cathedral, walk along Vikela Street and then Agiou Mina Street, a five-to-ten-minute walk at most.
In front of Agios Minas church is a large paved square. To the right is the Archiepiscopate of Crete, while to the left is the original little church of Saint Minas. The original church of Saint Minas, little Saint Minas as the local call it ("mikros Agios Minas" in Greek), was built in 1735 and housed the Metropolis of Crete for the first time after the Turkish occupation.