Agios Titos Church
Agios Titos Church
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  • Skeney57
    Sydney, Australia24,415 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    St Titus Lost His Mind
    Well actually, it's his skull that is the icon displayed with reverence in this charming little orthodox church. The church dates back to the 2nd Byzantine era and has been rebuilt & dedicated over time after conquests & earthquakes etc. The current building dates back to 1869 and whilst being a mosque during the Ottoman occupation was reclaimed in 1925 to the Christian faith and the minaret was removed. The skull of St Titus is kept in a small chapel side room and is revered to this day as the prophet of Crete.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 July 2023
  • Deanosaur89
    Edmonton, Canada7,817 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting Church with Interesting History
    This church is at the edge of the old town area amongst a collection of historical buildings. The current building was constructed back in 1869 and used to be a mosque and was converted to a church in the early 1900s. A church has been on this site since 961! The church interior is quite bright and there are some relics scattered throughout including the holy head of the church's namesake Titus. There is a square out front that has a couple of benches and there are many good restaurants and shops nearby. The church can easily be included in a walking tour here because Heraklion's historic area is pretty compact. We spent about 20 minutes in and around the church for a quick stop.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 March 2024
  • Adrian D
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom754 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Pleasant Discovery
    My wife and I stumbled across this church while on a day trip to Heraklion from Malia. The church used to be a mosque but was converted in 1925. It contains the head of Titus who was the recipient of Paul's letter in the New Testament. It was reminder that Crete is one of the places mentioned in the Bible and where the apostle Paul ministered. The church is very peaceful and parts of the interior are very ornate. It's definitely worth a visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 April 2024
  • Amanda W
    1,136 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful
    Lovely church and quite after the hubub of the souvenir shops. The interior is dominated by an iconostasis, the screen that separates the nave from the sanctuary. The screen was decorated with a series of gold paintings of saints, the life of Christ and icons. There were many other icons round the church, paintings on the walls, a huge wooden chandelier and wooden altar. At the back was a balcony. There were throne-like marble and wooden seats for priests and a platform decorated with flowers probably to carry the skull on which itself was in a separate chapel in a silver reliquary.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 July 2024
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Amanda W
Oxford, England1,136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Lovely church and quite after the hubub of the souvenir shops. The interior is dominated by an iconostasis, the screen that separates the nave from the sanctuary. The screen was decorated with a series of gold paintings of saints, the life of Christ and icons. There were many other icons round the church, paintings on the walls, a huge wooden chandelier and wooden altar. At the back was a balcony. There were throne-like marble and wooden seats for priests and a platform decorated with flowers probably to carry the skull on which itself was in a separate chapel in a silver reliquary.
Written 3 July 2024
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jim m
Holymoorside, UK1,178 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
An iconic church with many icons, full of art and craftsmanship that is much more than one might expect in a place of such size.
Written 20 April 2024
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Adrian D
Edinburgh, UK754 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
My wife and I stumbled across this church while on a day trip to Heraklion from Malia. The church used to be a mosque but was converted in 1925. It contains the head of Titus who was the recipient of Paul's letter in the New Testament. It was reminder that Crete is one of the places mentioned in the Bible and where the apostle Paul ministered. The church is very peaceful and parts of the interior are very ornate. It's definitely worth a visit.
Written 18 April 2024
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada7,817 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This church is at the edge of the old town area amongst a collection of historical buildings. The current building was constructed back in 1869 and used to be a mosque and was converted to a church in the early 1900s. A church has been on this site since 961!

The church interior is quite bright and there are some relics scattered throughout including the holy head of the church's namesake Titus. There is a square out front that has a couple of benches and there are many good restaurants and shops nearby. The church can easily be included in a walking tour here because Heraklion's historic area is pretty compact. We spent about 20 minutes in and around the church for a quick stop.
Written 25 March 2024
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tammyBaltimore_Md
Baltimore, MD3,819 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Didn't think it was a church at 1st from the outside,but once inside no hiding a Greek Orthodox church for sure, can light candles and take bread offerings as well.
In the heart of the city center
Written 10 November 2023
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Anna
Tychy, Poland109 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Business
A tiny but charming church. A place of particular interest due to the changes in the churches that managed it in the past (catholic, muslim, orthodox). You can enter on your way to other attractions. At the entrance, there is a board with a short description of the history, and brochures can be purchased inside.
Written 31 October 2023
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Susan C
Barnard Castle, UK315 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Although this church was a rebuild in the 19th century, the style faithfully replicates traditional orthodox detail such as icons. It is worth reading the history of it as you sit quietly and take it all in. It is centrally located, near the Morosini Fountain, yet in a quiet square and made a welcome rest from the buzzing around of tourists nearby.
Written 28 October 2023
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ANGELO V
Milan, Italy4,420 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
The first church at this site was built at the end of the 10th century, and it was destroyed during the 15th century. It was rebuilt during the 15th century, and during the 17th century it was converted to a mosque, that was destroyed by the earthquake of 1856. The current church was built in 1869 as the Yeni Cami ("New Mosque") and in 1925 it was converted to Christian worship.

It is in an eclectic style, and it is dedicated to St. Titus, the first archbishop of Crete. It has a major relic, the Holy Head of Titus, that was moved to Venice when Crete was conquered by Ottomans, and was returned in 1966.
Written 25 October 2023
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Akaki
Tbilisi, Georgia19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
It's a beautiful church with very calming atmosphere, especially if you go right after walking on busy streets of Heraklion. Do not rush it, take time to look on every detail there is in the church, since interior is very beautiful, there are icons, big candelabrum on ceiling and colorful mosaic glasses on the windows that give off beautiful reflection on the wall
Written 24 August 2023
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Skeney57
Sydney, Australia24,415 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Well actually, it's his skull that is the icon displayed with reverence in this charming little orthodox church. The church dates back to the 2nd Byzantine era and has been rebuilt & dedicated over time after conquests & earthquakes etc. The current building dates back to 1869 and whilst being a mosque during the Ottoman occupation was reclaimed in 1925 to the Christian faith and the minaret was removed. The skull of St Titus is kept in a small chapel side room and is revered to this day as the prophet of Crete.
Written 23 July 2023
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