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Ayia Aikaterina

Ayia Aikaterina Review

Nestled in the shadow of the Ayios Minas cathedral is one of Crete's most attractive small churches, Ayia Aikaterina, built in 1555. The church now houses a museum of icons by Cretan artists, who traveled to Venice to study with Italian Renaissance painters. Look for six icons (Nos. 2, 5, 8, 9, 12, and 15) by Michael Damaskinos, who worked in both Byzantine and Renaissance styles during the 16th century.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Kyrillou Loukareos, Heraklion, Crete, 71202
  • Phone: /
  • Cost: €4
  • Hours: Mon. and Wed. 9:30–1, Thurs. and Sat. 9–1 and 5–7, Fri. 9–1
  • Location: Heraklion
Updated: 05-17-2011

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