Agios Titos Church
Agios Titos Church
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  • Exploration817898
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Orthodox Christians must go.
    If you are an Orthodox tourist like me, it is well worth making the effort to get to Heraklion on a Sunday morning. Don’t forget to venerate St Titus. Orthros starts I think at 7 and the Divine Liturgy starts around 8am. The Byzantine chanting is ethereal. If you intend to receive communion (FOR ORTHODOX ONLY) then be sure to go near the front asap as not everyone receives communion if they’ve not had a recent confession. I was lucky that the man I spoke with on Saturday knew I wanted to receive and he called the priest back out to give me communion.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written June 17, 2023
  • Skeney57
    Sydney, Australia23,890 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 23, 2023
  • Deanosaur89
    Edmonton, Canada7,236 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 25, 2024
  • Adrian D
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom746 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 18, 2024
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Berne668 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Whilst walking around the old town of Heraklion, we discovered this beautiful church by "mistake", and I am really glad for that "mistake" :-). I am not at all an expert on greek orthodox churches, but I really enjoyed this church - it felt really right, on all terms. The coloroured glass windows are beautiful, the icons also, and its not to hectic and too golden, as I sometimes feel in greek orthodox churches. We enjoyed lighting some candles for my late dad.
Written October 17, 2020
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Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium1,952 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
An orthodox church in the tourist area, with a great facade. One can enter, and it has some interesting modern stained glass windows, as well as the typical iconostases. It also has a narthex where candles are burning and one can buy trinkets as well as candles.
Written September 8, 2020
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Deryn H
Waterlooville, UK2,412 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We visited her with friends whilst touring the area. It is a very lovely church. Very spacious inside with beautiful carvings. There was a wedding about to take place but the 'officials' still allowed us a quick visit inside. Outside they were gently trying to move on some stray dogs that were sunning themselves on the steps, so that the bride could make her entrance. Very amusing.
Written January 2, 2020
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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 October 28, 2023
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Skeney57
Sydney, Australia23,890 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 July 23, 2023
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada7,236 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 March 25, 2024
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ANGELO V
Milan, Italy4,099 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 October 25, 2023
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Exploration817898
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
If you are an Orthodox tourist like me, it is well worth making the effort to get to Heraklion on a Sunday morning. Don’t forget to venerate St Titus. Orthros starts I think at 7 and the Divine Liturgy starts around 8am. The Byzantine chanting is ethereal. If you intend to receive communion (FOR ORTHODOX ONLY) then be sure to go near the front asap as not everyone receives communion if they’ve not had a recent confession. I was lucky that the man I spoke with on Saturday knew I wanted to receive and he called the priest back out to give me communion.
Written June 18, 2023
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Adrian D
Edinburgh, UK746 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 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 April 18, 2024
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Off their P
Manchester, UK3,951 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
It was only a quick visit to the city so we didn’t have time to explore much. This wonderful church though dominated the square where we had dinner and made for a lovely backdrop.

It is right by the very popular Lion Square and the structure is beautiful. The history of this town is amazing and this church has seen it all.

We didn’t have time to go inside but it dominates the square and proudly has the Greek flag flying up high.
Written September 16, 2020
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