The religious monuments still surviving on the island stand as irrefutable witnesses to the intense religious activity of Crete's inhabitants from antiquity to recent times. Standing at the crossroads of major religious currents, Crete served as a site for the peaceful coexistence of different creeds, but often became a battleground between their adherents.

Over the course of time, the city of Heraklion was a typical example of such coexistence even until recently, Muslim minarets stood side by side with Orthodox Christian bell towers and the Jewish synagogue.

The Monastery of Ss Peter and Paul, 2004 (photograph: Vassilis Kozonakis)
The church of St. Catherine of the Sinaites, 2003 (photograph: Vassilis Kozonakis)
Detail from the Cathedral of St. Minas, 2007 (photograph: Multimedia Lab)
View of the main entrance, 2007 (photograph: Multimedia Lab)
St. Titus - the dome, 2007 (photograph: Multimedia Lab)