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  • 1. Ayia Triada

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Lands at the northeast corner of the Akrotiri Peninsula, which extends into the sea from the east side of Chania, are the holdings of several...Read More

  • 2. Ayios Markos

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This 13th-century church is named for Venice's patron saint, but, with its modern portico and narrow interior, it bears little resemblance to...Read More

  • 3. Ayios Minas

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This huge, lofty cathedral, dating from 1895, can hold up to 8,000 worshippers, but is most lively on November 11, when Heraklion celebrates...Read More

  • 4. Ayios Titos

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    A chapel to the left of the entrance contains St. Tito's skull, set in a silver-and-gilt reliquary. Titus is credited with converting the islanders...Read More

  • 5. Etz Hayyim Synagogue

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This ancient landmark is tucked away in what was once the Jewish ghetto, a warren of narrow lanes known as Evraki, just off the harbor south...Read More

  • 6. Gouvernetou

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This 16th-century, Venetian-era monastery on the north end of the Akrotiri Peninsula is said to be one of the oldest and largest remaining religious...Read More

  • 7. Monastery of St. Peter and St. Paul

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    One of Heraklion's oldest monuments, dating from the 13th century, has been been rebuilt many times over the years and has done duty as a church...Read More

  • 8. Palaikastro

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    A sprawling Minoan town, formerly known as Roussolakkos, is currently being excavated by archaeologists. Palaikastro is missing any Knossos...Read More

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