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The church was built during the early era of Venetian rule next to the sea wall of the city and served as the Catholicon of the Monastery of the Dominican Order.

In its initial form, it was a single-aised wooden-roofed church and four chapels were gradually added to it. Its architecture is particularly interesting, as it incorporates various characteristics that demonstrate its affinity with 13th century structures in France and Italy.

During the Ottoman era, it was converted into a mosque. Consecutive earthquakes from the 14th to the 18th century greatly damaged the church. The church was recently restored into its current form.

The church is only open on the feast day of St. Peter & St. Paul (June 29).