Municipal Gallery of Heraklion and Basilica of St. Mark

Municipal Gallery of Heraklion and Basilica of St Mark Crete

The Municipal Gallery of Heraklion is housed in the basilica of St Mark in the center of the city, opposite the well known landmark of the Lions Fountain in Eleftheriou Venizelou Square.

The basilica was first build in the 13th century and to this day it is still a very well preserved building. The basilica was dedicated to the Venetian patron St Mark. During the Ottoman rule it was converted into the Mosque.

Nowadays it serves as the Municipal Gallery of the city of Heraklion with various exhibitions taking place regularly.

Tip: Most of the exhibitions are free to the public so you can just walk right in.