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Virgin Mary Catholic Church

4.6/5308 Reviews
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Open all day
Oia, Santorini
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About Virgin Mary Catholic Church

The Virgin Mary Catholic Church and accompanying Three Bells of Fira are much-photographed landmarks in Fira on Santorini Island. A famous location for wedding photos, the church features an immaculate white facade and beautiful blue domes. The current structure was built in 1757, and refurbished and expanded multiple times over the centuries. The contrast between the white buildings and the blue waters surrounding Santorini is unforgettable. The church is set high on volcanic cliffs and almost seems to float aloft. The spectacular scenery makes for amazing photos!

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  • GNHSIEH
    5.0

    As a Greek impression, the classic blue-crowned church is the Notre-Dame Mary Church, which is located on the coast of Ferra to Ia. The main entrance of the church is located on the main road, but the classic blue-crowned church can not be seen from the main entrance. You must turn from the lane beside the restaurant Mama Thira to see the perspective on the postcard. In fact, the front of the church is quite different. The Church of Time is not open, only the time of worship is open to visitors, because Greece belongs to the Orthodox Church, the interior decoration of the church is more simple.

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    Reviewed on 1503576819000
  • juki235
    5.0

    The blue-roofed church has become one of the signboards of St. Torrini and has been on the cover of National Geographic magazine. In fact, there is nothing in the church itself, but it is perfectly integrated with the blue sky and the white house. It is as beautiful as heaven. This kind of beauty can only be felt on the spot, and must not be missed.

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    Reviewed on 1506463730000
  • 浩天5288
    5.0

    Beauty! It's beautiful! Wandering and forgetting to return, I want to go again. Nature works with the protection of human civilization, white houses, blue doors and windows, and the sea. It's like a fairyland on earth. Highways on the island are not very wide, self-driving requires technology, and most of them are hand-gear cars.

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    Reviewed on 1489400621000
  • 悠然上路
    5.0

    There are many blue-crowned churches on St. Torrini Island. In fact, there are also blue-crowned churches on other Greek islands. But when people mention blue-crowned churches, they usually refer to the blue-crowned churches that appeared in the National Geographic magazine, namely the Saint Maria Church in the town of Ferra. This blue-crowned church is located on the cliff between Fira and Firostefani, facing west to the sea, but it is difficult for you to find it yourself. You'd better find a guide or do your homework ahead of time. We took us up by taxi. It's really beautiful and must be visited behind and above the Blue-top Church. It's also the place where many people come to Greece to take wedding photos.

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    Reviewed on 1472978258000
  • 泡芙lily
    5.0

    There are many blue-crowned churches on Santorini Island, but the most famous one is Santorini Church in Ia Town. It was once famous for its publication in National Geographic magazine. Santorini has only two colors, pure blue and holy white.

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    Reviewed on 1463294272000
  • 山水人生
    5.0

    We took the time to return to Philadelphia along this very beautiful sightseeing trail. We walked along this cliff walkway, which was connected by Imoloviri, Philadelphia and Philadelphia. The scenery was moving and changing everywhere. It's a pity that Tiangong is a bit embarrassed today. On the way, we met with a bigger thunderstorm. We had to hide under the eaves of the lobby of the nearby houses for a while. Ten minutes later, the rain weakened and we continued to advance in spite of intermittent raindrops. Finally, after some comparison and searching with the introduction of netizens, we finally found the blue-top church, which is known as the representative of the scenery of St. Toniri Island. It was National Geographic of China that introduced Greece to the Chinese people with this picture. Nowadays, it has become a natural tourist attraction for Greek tourists. With the discovery of the Blue-top Church, this afternoon's hike was almost completed. At that time, the sea clouds began to rush up. Gradually, the town of Ferra with thousands of lights, the town of Imoloviri and the town of Ferosterfani, which we had passed, were soon covered with clouds and mists. In fact, there are many blue-roofed churches in many small towns on St. Toniri Island, such as the beautiful blue-roofed Church in Iya Town, but the blue-roofed church between Imoloviri and Philadelphia Town is more famous.

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    Reviewed on 1436857208000
  • 大脸鲍鱼
    5.0

    From the residential quarters to the town of Philadelphia, you can see many blue-topped and white-walled churches along the way. Every seascape in front of you can let you stop and enjoy your eyes.

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    Reviewed on 1532013899000
  • xiaofish76021
    5.0

    Follow the cliff walkway near Ferra Pier and take the classic photo route (Fira-Firostefani-Imerovigli). The whole route is about 2 kilometers, taking pictures, about 2 hours on a one-way trip. The blue top on the cover of National Geographic magazine is the low wall behind the Santorini Palace Hotel. Best time for taking pictures: when the sun rises at 8 or 9 a.m. and at 6 or 7 p.m. at dusk, it's a good time for taking pictures of churches.

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    Reviewed on 1433256919000
  • 唐瞳茜
    5.0

    I've seen pictures of blue-crowned churches in countless magazines! The blue sky and white clouds! Blue top and white wall! True purity is like being in heaven! Always yearning! Finally stand here! Looking at the sunset here is really beautiful to suffocate!

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    Reviewed on 1524199725000
  • maychen
    5.0

    Santorini's most famous blue-roofed church is the one that went to National Geographic magazine, but it's not very easy to find, no matter on the sidewalk or on the cliff walkway where pedestrians mainly pass, you can't see its shadow. The church is actually located in Firostefani Ferosterfani, about ten minutes'walk from Ferra, not in Ferra Town. Walk straight down the cliff path from Ferra. Notice a Mama Thira Tavern restaurant on the right. Up the steps at the corner of the restaurant, there's a blue-top church sign along the way. Look down in an open area and you can see it! Pictures 1, 2, 4 are the most famous blue-crowned churches, but in Santorini, there are many such blue-crowned churches, as you can see from the other pictures, the beauty of Santorini is everywhere.

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    Reviewed on 1538959653000
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