What do you know about Saint Minas in Heraklion, Crete?

This quiz is about Saint Minas (or Agios Minas as we call it in Greek)

This beautiful Cathedral is located in Heraklion and is considered one of the biggest cathedrals in Greece. Its grand exterior is impressive and shows the influences by Italian aesthetics, while its interior is full of beautiful frescoes.

If you have been in Heraklion you most probably have visited it, but if not .. it is a good opportunity to learn more about it!

All the answers for this quiz are in this post (Please read it after you answer the questions :))

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  • The construction of the cathedral was completed in:

    • 1895
    • 1905
  • Saint Minas is celebrated every year on

    • December 11
    • November 11
  • Saint Minas is the patron saint of Heraklion City

    • Yes
    • No
  • The smaller temple right next to Saint Minas is referred to as:

    • The “small” Saint Minas
    • Saint Nektarios
  • The Small Agios Minas was built during:

    • 1735
    • 1750
  • The architect who undertook Saint Minas Construction (Athanasios Moussis) was also the architect for Saint Titus Chruch and the Heraklion Perfecture building (in Eleftherias Square)

    • True
    • False
  • A misfired bomb still remains in front of the north face of Saint Minas. The bomb was dropped at which date but never fired?

    • 23 May 1941
    • 23 May 1944
  • The beautiful church of Saint Catherine is also next to Saint Minas, operating as:

    • An operating Christian temple
    • A Christian art museum

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