Reach God in Santorini

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Grand domes, admirable frescoes, impressive bells towers overlooking panoramic views … Either inspiring a spiritual call  or just calling for amazing photographs, the churches of Santorini are an integral element in Santorinian tradition. Read about the most impressive ones, often seen in postcards and recognisable images from Santorini.


Santorini Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral: Built in 1827, this church dominates the centre of Fira, with its large white dome visible from all directions. The cathedral features beautiful frescoes and an imposing bell tower, while offering stunning view to the caldera and the volcano of Santorini. In 1956, it was damaged by a catastrophic earthquake but it was soon renovated

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Santorini Catholic Cathedral: Located at the catholic neighborhood of Fira village and dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, the unique catholic church of the island stands out from afar due to its peach coloured exterior and the impressive clock tower it features. The church was greatly damaged by the eartquake in 1956 and was renovated in 1975.

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St Gerasimos Orthodox Church: Located in Firostefani village and offering a great view to the caldera, this beautiful church stands out due to its impressive blue-coloured dome.
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