Fortress of Temenos

The Fortress of Temenos or Nikephoros Focas is the most important Byzantine monument on Crete. It is located on a hill 16 km south of Heraklion, near the village of Profitis Elias.
The Querinis were assigned the fiefs of Castle Temenos and the Hamlets of Daphnes, to the north of the island, a few kilometres from the capital city of Candia, and it was from the products of these lands that Pietro Querini made the cargo to trade in Flanders, where in the city-port of Bruges there was the most important market in northern Europe.

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