Crete Sights

Ayia Aikaterina

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 12/17/2015

Fodor's Review

Nestled in the shadow of the Ayios Minas cathedral is one of Crete's most attractive small churches, named for St. Katherine and built in 1555. The church now houses a museum of icons by Cretan artists, who often 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. Crete's most famous artist, Domenikos Theotocopoulos, better known as El Greco, studied at the monastery school attached to the church in the mid-16th century.

Sight Information

Address:

Kyrillou Loukareos, Heraklion, Crete, 71202, Greece

Phone:

/No phone

Sight Details:

  • €4
  • Mon. and Wed. 9:30–1, Thurs. and Sat. 9–1 and 5–7, Fri. 9–1

Published 12/17/2015

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