In spite of the writings on itís walls said that it was built by a Syrian merchant named Simone Nostrano in 1360, because it is known that the church was built by a Nestorian Christian called Simon, it is thought there has been wrong information about the writing on the wall. Despite the bombardment in 1571, it has stood still with the help of its strong construction. The north gate with unique stonework is thought to have come from somewhere else. Inner side of the building is rather simple, and the ceiling has been put on flat headings. The Ottomans, at the time of their ruling in the island, have used the building as a mosque. It was started to be called as Wheat Mosque because it was used as a warehouse for potatoes, cereal, etc. in the English period.