Paleochristian Basilica of St Nikitas

About 300 m northeast of the fortress of Frangokastello, is situated the small one - room church of St Nikitas. It is built on the ruins of an old christian basilica, the walls of which and its mosaic floor are preserved around the church.

The basilica dates back to the second half of the 6th century, when the south coast of the island was prosperous. During the excavation of the basilica it was found that its walls are preserved to a conderable height over the surface, which means that the church was abandoned and gradually declined in the middle of the 7th century, when the Arab raids began.

It is concluded from the icons the wall paintings that the new church dates from the second half of the 13th century.