Early Christian Basilica of Saint Titus


Mitropoli Early Christian Basilica
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The ruins of the Great Basilica (6th century AD) of Gortys are located 200m south of the main archaeological site, before arriving at Mitropolis village. The five-aisled temple, discovered accidentally in 1978, was the largest church in Crete (67m x 33m). The temple was dedicated to St. Titus, but after its destruction by an earthquake (670AD), it was moved to the temple inside the current archaeological site. There was a great baptisterium next to it, preserved in quite good state compared to the rest monument.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Heraklion Prefecture
  • Type: Church
  • Peak Period: Byzantine Era (395 AD-820AD)
  • Accessibility: Paved road

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