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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This church is old and beautiful. There are nice stained glass windows here. Very relaxing atmosphere.
This church is old and beautiful. There are nice stained glass windows here. Very relaxing atmosphere. more »
We visited the Agios Titos Church whilst walking around the city of Heraklion. We were on a one day stop in the city on a Sunday in June from our cruise ship and had been transferred into the city...
We visited the Agios Titos Church whilst walking around the city of Heraklion. We were on a one day stop in the city on a Sunday in June from our cruise ship and had been transferred into the city... more »
An incredible place. A place to contemplate and pray. Also, beautiful paintings and sculptures.
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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