Churches of Chania

Saint Rocco

Saint Rocco Church
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At the northwestern edge of the square Splantzia we meet the church of San Rocco. The construction of the temple took place in 1630, probably after the outbreak of a plague, as Saint Rokkos was the protector against plague. Under the cornice there is the inscription:

DEO O(PTIMO).M.(AXIMO) ET D(IVO). ROCCO DICATVM. M.D.CXXX.

DEDICATED TO EXCELLENT AND MAXIMUM GOD AND ST ROCCO 1630

During the Ottoman Era it functioned as a military outpost, while during the Cretan State and until 1925 as a police station.

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Additional Info

  • Prefecture: Chania
  • Type: Church
  • Peak Period: Venetian Era (1204 AD - 1669 AD)
  • Accessibility: Paved road

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