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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  • Located off Heraklion busiest pedestrian shopping area this church became a mosque then a church again depending on who ruled Crete. Its spacious provides some welcome peace.  more »
  • I encourage you to read the Apostle Paul's letter to Titus. This cathedral has a portion of Titus' remains. And its a beautiful cathedral. Must see in Heraklion..on the entire island of Crete.  more »
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  • A beautiful, old church in the middle of the city. The layout isn’t typical for Orthodox churches; it was converted from a mosque. It contains - allegedly - the skull of St. Titus from the New Testament.
  • One of the most interesting churches in Heraklion. It houses the supposed head of St Titus, mentioned in the New Testament as the founder of the Cretan Church. The church Has a large number of icons and beautiful painting on the interior. It was formerly a mosque, but was later converted into Christian church.
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