Visit the Cathedral of the Candlemas of the Lord
The Orthodox Cathedral in Fira was originally built in 1827 and, as result of an earthquake, was rebuilt in 1956. The Cathedral is located in the centre of Fira, with a large square outside. The cathedral has beautiful frescoes inside which were painted by a local artist, Christoforos Assimis.
This cathedral sits prominently and can be seen from quite a distance but up close, it can be quite difficult to find the entrance as rolling arches create a courtyard through which you can see an impressive belltower but not quite how to get to the entrance. Walk along the arches and you find the entrance set in the middle.
I visited on a Sunday afternoon and there was a wedding due that same day so the florist was busy setting up the flowers for the wedding.
PATRONS TAKE NOTE : A lady was in attendance at the cathedral when I visited and shortly after people left, she was snuffing out any candles they had been lit and putting them into the bins. I'm not sure if this was because there was a wedding due but I felt that if people had said prayers and lit candles, they should be left to burn.