Church of Saint Titus, Heraklion

Overlooking the eponymous square, Church of Saint Titus is dedicated to the island's first bishop, whose skull was once kept in the temple. Originally built as an Orthodox church by a 10th-century Byzantine emperor who liberated the island from the Arabs, the church was turned first into a Catholic temple by the Venetians and then into a mosque by the Ottomans. The present building owes its eclectic appearance to the Ottoman architect Athanasios Mousis, who rebuilt it after the earthquake of 1856. Make Church of Saint Titus part of your personalized Heraklion itinerary using our Heraklion online trip maker .
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  • A church with a long history that is worthwhile to see. A little caution when light candle and is very crowded because there have been cases of pickpockets.
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  • A small church which is very nice inside. On the main tourist street. It provides a lovely break for those walking up and down.  more »
  • On the who is the lion fountain to the port the Titus Church. She is very beautiful from the inside. She has a fascinating iconostasis and several large icons on the walls. Now can be found in Orthodox churches, which are still in use, not only chairs along the sides. However, this innovation does not harm the atmosphere. It's worth a visit.
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  • Breathtaking architecture, beautiful frescos on the interior walls and incredible attention to detail makes this is must-see for anyone traveling through or staying in Heraklion, Crete. 5 star stop.
  • Top historical church. Venetian architecture, in very good condition, st Titus is centrally located , in the heartbeat of the town, very large square for kids to play around, and musical events. Worths tour visit 100% and since you walk in the town centre , you will definitely pass by it, picture point !
  • A 19th c. building housing a Greek Orthodox church dedicated to the patron saint of Crete, Titus. The original church of the 10th c. , that stood on same spot, was commissioned by the byzantine emperor Fokas whose support of the cristian faith is historically recorded. In a chapel of the church a holy relic of the saint is kept.
  • Pretty Church with nice stain glass windows. Worth popping in.
  • It is a rather newly built edifice of the 20th century styled in an original type. On this place in the 10th century was a church, much later was a mosque. Demolished upon the earthquake in the 18th century.

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