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Of Cultural Interest in Santorini

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Of Cultural Interest in Thira
Catholic Cathedral of Saint John The Baptist
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It is rather strange to travel in Greece and find a town with a population of only 1,500 inhabitants and which has not only one cathedral but two. This is Fira, the small and charming capital of Santorini, which we visited last summer during our trip to Greece. It is often said that there are more churches on Santorini than people. It may sound extreme but it is true that there are many churches of all types on Santorini. The two cathedrals in Fira belong to different strands of Christianity, one Orthodox and the other Catholic. Both were rebuilt in 1956 after the last major earthquake. The Catholic Cathedral is dedicated to St. John the Baptist and forms the heart of the small Catholic neighborhood of Fira. To reach this cathedral you have to climb the cobbled slopes. Travel will not be travel without visiting churches and Greece is no exception. However, the variety and simplicity of their churches is amazing. Except these two cathedrals, other places of worship in Santorini typically have the white and blue as the protagonists. Believe it or not believe, well worth a visit.
Of Cultural Interest in Thira