The Jesus Gate, also known as the New Gate, led to the southern provinces, marking the end of the main north-south road in the city (now Evans Street).

Designed by Michele Sanmicheli, it is one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture in the entire city, not least on account of the city side facade, which features finely hewn rectangular stones set in three symmetrical arches. Further openings on either side of the main gates served as windows and secondary entrances to ancillary areas, magazines and guardrooms.

In contrast to the city facade, the external one was markedly spartan in appearance.
The Jesus Gate as it is today, 2000 (Municipality of Heraklion, Heraklion)
View of the Jesus Gate from the city side, with the additions made under Ottoman rule, 1900 - 1905 (G. Gerola, Heraklion)