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This is the largest Early Christian Basilica on Crete and is dedicated to Agia Sophia (Holy Wisdom). Architecturally speaking, it is a wooden-roofed basilica with a T-shaped transept, a total length of 54 metres and a total width of 23 metres. The basilica dates back to the 5th century and seems to have been in operation until the 9th century.
Its size, tombs and inscriptions testify to its great importance and it likely served as the seat of the Diocese of Avlopotamos.