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The Venetian Shipyards at Heraklion

The Venetians built a series of small shipyards (dockyards) (known in Greek as ‘tarsanades’ or more commonly the ‘Neoria’) in the south and eastern section of the port land zone, for the protection and accommodation of various activities related to the operation of...

The Cathedral of Agios Minas

A short distance to the west of the church of Agia Ekaterini, is a small humble-looking church, which was dedicated to Agios Minas, who in 1735 became the patron saint of the city. It has a magnificent iconostasis, with icons by the painter Giorgios Kastrofylakas. In...

August 25th Street

By the Venetian period, the road connecting the port to the Piazza San Marco, where the Ducal Palace stands, was already the most important street of the city.On August 25, 1897, the road was completely destroyed by the Turks, and this destruction was also accompanied...

The Church of Agios Petros

On the Heraklion coastal highway, east of the Historical Museum of Crete, among the ruins of Byzantine buildings, stands the Church of Agios Petros (St. Peter). Built by the Venetians, it was a Dominican monastery. Like almost all the churches of the city, after 1669...

Agios Titos

The Church of Agios Titos (Saint Titus) was originally built after the liberation of Crete by Nikiforos Fokas in 961 AD. Though it was turned into a catholic church during the Venetian period, it did not lose its Byzantine character, which was unaltered since interior...
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