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Armenian church Saint John the Baptist of Crete

Santi Avedisian, Chairwoman of the Church Council

Ntentidakidon 24

712 02 Heraklion, Crete


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The Armenian church of Heraklion is referred to as the oldest surviving church in Europe. In the year 1669, when Handakas was handed over to the Turks from the Venetians a Turk merchant named Amro, purchased the church from an Armenian mother. Since then it has been able to survive as an Armenian church.

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