5000 years of history

St. Mark Basilica

In a prominent position in the historical center of the city, opposite the Morozini fountain, there is the Metropolitan church of St. Mark of the Venetians, which today houses the Municipal Art Gallery. The construction of a temple dedicated to their patron, St. Mark, was one of the first concerns of the Venetian colonists. The

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St. Titus Church

If you walk along the most beautiful pedestrian street of the city, the historic 25th Avgoustou, you will find yourself in front of one of the most impressive churches of Heraklion, Saint Titus. With the recovery of Crete from Nikiforos Fokas, the seat of the diocese was transferred from Gortyna to Chandax, which then became

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Agios Minas Cathedral

Agios Minas Cathedral is the majestic metropolitan temple of the patron and protector of the city of Heraklion. Its foundations were built on March 25, 1862 and it was completed in 1895, according to the plans by the Epirotian architect Athanasios Moussis. It is located in the center of the city and it is one

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“Kostas Kotsanas” Museum of Ancient Greek Technology

The “Kostas Kotsanas” Museum of Ancient Greek Technology studies highlights and presents to Greek and foreign visitors the technology of the ancient Greeks, an extremely important but relatively unknown aspect of the ancient Greek civilization. In a Venetian building, the “Palazzo d’Ittar”, at 18 Epimenidou Str. in the center of Heraklion, visitors have the unique

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Museum of Christian Art “St. Catherine of Sinai” in Heraklion

Located next to St. Minas Cathedral, the church of St. Catherine is one of the best-preserved examples of the Venetian architectural design of churches.   The monastery of St. Catherine of Sinai was the most important Orthodox monastery in Chandax. The existing building was the monastery’s katholikon dating back to the 16th century. Under Venetian rule,

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