The building was constructed in the 12th century as a Byzantine
church (The St. Nicholas Church).
was later enlarged by some Gothic annexes built by the Lusignans.
After some more changes in the Venetian period, the building
was given to the Greek Orthodox Metropolis. The building with
its different architectural styles is of a hybrid nature.
In the Ottoman period, it served as a depot and a market where
mostly textile products were sold.
masonry on its northern entrance resembles the masonry on
the entrance of the St. Sophia Cathedral.