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Church of Saint Titus, Heraklion

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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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  • The church is a church. I enjoy visiting places of worship of all faiths. However, may not be of interest to everyone. However worth a stop. 
    The church is a church. I enjoy visiting places of worship of all faiths. However, may not be of interest to everyone. However worth a stop.  more »
  • This church has a long history and dominates the square where it is located. It had Byzantine origins, was then converted to a Catholic church by the Venetians and turned into a mosque by the... 
    This church has a long history and dominates the square where it is located. It had Byzantine origins, was then converted to a Catholic church by the Venetians and turned into a mosque by the...  more »
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  • It's a beautiful church with very calming atmosphere, especially if you go right after walking on busy streets of Heraklion. Do not rush it, take time to look on every detail there is in the church, since interior is very beautiful, there are icons, big candleabrum on ceeling and colorful mosaic glasses on the windows that give off beautiful reflection on the wall
  • Greek orthodox church with very interesting history connected to the history of the island. Dedicated to a local saint who helped spreading the Christianity to Crete, and who was also a member of famous old Cretan family

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