The church of Saint Titus in Heraklion

Saint Titus (Agios Titos in Greek) is an Orthodox church dedicated to St Titus the Apostle, following modifications carried out by the Church of Crete in 1925.

Saint Titus church is the oldest church in Heraklion. The initial building was probably built in 961 AD after the reconquest of Crete by the Byzantine general Nikiforos Fokas in 961 AD.

The church was destroyed twice by earthquake and once by fire in the 14th and 15th century. Church was rebuilt without any architectural changes and lived on as the main Catholic Church in Handax (modern Heraklion). Prominent locals were buried in the churchyard in the Byzantine, Venetian and Turkish period.

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