"Saint Titus Church" Heraklion Things to Do Tip by mickeyboy07

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This church is one of the most important buildings in the centre of the city,it is set in a lovely square with cafe's and bars.
In 961,Nicephorus Phocas drove the Arabs from Crete,bringing the island back under the wing of the powerful Byzantine Empire.This is when the first Orthodox church of St.Titus must of been built,to rekindle the Christian faith and tradition in Crete,which had declined to the corsair conquest of the island.Saint titus was a deciple of the apostle Paul and the first Bishop of Crete.The first church dedicated to him was that in the old capital Gortyn,which also housed the metropolitan see of the island until its destruction by earthquake and the Arab transfer of the capital to Heraklion in 828A.D.Modifications were done to the church by the islanders in 1925.

Address: 25th August st,Heraklion
Website: http://www.crete-guide.com

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