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Saint Titus Church
Gortyn archaeological site
Saint Titus church at Gortyn bears the name of the Apostle Titus, attendant of Apostle Paul, who was appointed as the first Christian bishop of Crete. It is one of the most important Byzantine monuments in Crete. The name was given to the ruined church by the excavators in the beginning of the 20th c., as they considered it to be the site of the saint’s martyrdom. After the discovery of the new Great Early Byzantine Basilica, just outside the village Mitropolis, its excavators have proposed that as the original bishopric basilica, as it is a century earlier than this, which in the local tradition is named and celebrated after Virgin Mary, “Kera”.
The church has the plan of a three aisled inscribed cross with a low vault. It has been built of ashlar limestone. It has a narthex to the west and five entrances three of which form the trivelum with two columns. There were pillars instead of columns. Its architectural features date its foundation in the 2nd half of the 6th c. AD.
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In and/or around Saint Titus Church:
(within a radius of 50 Km)






Levin Apartments Lentas, South Iraklion
at 14.8km(S) from Saint Titus Church
Levin Apartments

Aretoussa Pension Pitsidia
at 16km(W) from Saint Titus Church
Aretoussa Pension

Kiknos Studios Kalamaki
at 17.5km(W) from Saint Titus Church
Kiknos Studios

Melissa Hotel *** Matala
at 18.2km(W) from Saint Titus Church
Melissa Hotel ***

Die Zwei Bruder Pension & Villas For Rent Matala
at 19.5km(SW) from Saint Titus Church
Die Zwei Bruder Pension & Villas for rent

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