Church of Saint Titus, Heraklion

4.6
#1 of 13 in Historic Sites in 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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  • The temple dates back to the 9th century. Wonderful icons and very light energy of the temple promotes rest and immersion in oneself. Carved wooden iconostasis made in Byzantine style. Highly recommend to visit.
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  • Beautiful church with a beautiful traditional decoration. Too bad there are no explanations
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  • It has such a wonderful architecture, decorated with woody paintings and vitrals. Also, it peacifies our soul. 🙏
  • Here you can find relics of Saint Titus and miracle icons of Virgin Mary. The church is very nice. We visited it late August 2018.
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