Next to the cathedral of Saint Minas, there is the small church of Saint Minas that built in the 17th century and after the Turkish conquest housed the Metropolis of Crete, which until then, was not housed somewhere else.

It is a two-aisled temple, where the northern one is dedicated to Panagia Ypapanti (Pantanassa), and the south to Saint Minas.

The temple is decorated with icons dating back to the 18th century and are works of well-known Cretan hagiographers with great value, such as the icon depicting the 12 representations from the torture of the holy ten martyrs of Crete, the icon of 'Mi mou aptou' ('don't touch me') and 'the Last Supper'.

The altarpieces of the two aisles are excellent examples of ecclesiastical woodcarving.

This particular church is a location associated with a lot of pain, since in June 1821 the Turks slaughtered the attendants during a ceremony, the clergy and the civilians.