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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  • We always visit churches inside if we can despite we have seen so many. At least this being and Orthodox church was a bit different inside, really enjoyed the wooden decorations and the chandeliers. 
    We always visit churches inside if we can despite we have seen so many. At least this being and Orthodox church was a bit different inside, really enjoyed the wooden decorations and the chandeliers.  more »
  • This is a very quick stop as you wander around the old town. It has a rather simple façade and dark interior. 
    This is a very quick stop as you wander around the old town. It has a rather simple façade and dark interior.  more »
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  • One of the best places in Greece, where you can see St. Titos head.
  • So beautiful and silence Church... wonderful icônes

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