Thursday, September 6: The Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral in Fira sits prominently towards the bottom of the town and can be seen from many points of Santorini.
Rolling arches surround a courtyard filled with gardens and there is also an impressive bell tower. The curves of the arches are mirrored in the design of the dome above.
There is a nice mosaic on the outside of the cathedral but close inspection reveals it only dates from 1975. No photography is allowed inside, so I’m sorry I can’t show you the beautiful interior.
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