The Catholic Cathedral of Santorini, Cyclades: The Catholic Cathedral is very close to the Orthodox Church. It is located in the Catholic quarter of Fira and distinguishes for its vibrant colors.
This cathedral of Santorini is in great contrast to many of its Byzantine neighbors. The peach exterior and its size make it stand out from afar. There is also a wonderfully ornate clock tower standing proudly overlooking the town. The interior is beautifully decorated with large religious portraits framed with pillars. The dome from the interior is lilac blue and other parts are colored orange and cream. The Cathedral is dedicated to Saint John, the Baptist. The church was greatly damaged by the earthquake in 1956 but it was renovated back in 1975.
How to get there
The Catholic Cathedral is located at the center of Fira just a 10-minute walk from the bus station and 5 minutes from a private parking lot.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 690 679 4316, 0030 22860 22555.
Car rental: There’s the option of renting a car with as little as 14.5 euro per day and pick it up directly from your hotel. You can then visit the Catholic Cathedral but also many other places of interest.
Public transfers: Fira is where the central bus station of the island is located. There are bus connections between this bus station and the most areas of the island. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here. Tip: Since buses don’t always stop in every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.