Church of St Catherine, Heraklion

Interesting
In the 16C and 17C, this church, Agia Ekaterini, housed a study centre for the arts, literature and sciences, which begot the Cretan School of painting. It houses St Catherine of Sinai Museum of Christian Art, which presents an overview of Cretan art from the 15C to 19C: paintings, manuscripts and carved wood, clothing and, of course, icons, six of which are attributed to Michalis Damaskinos (16C), a Cretan painter, who also left his mark on the Ionian islands and Venice.

Useful information

Address:

712 01 Irákleio

Phone:

+30 281 033 6316

Price:

3 €

Opening hours

St. Catherine of Sinai Museum of Christian Art: Apr-Oct 9.30am-7.30pm (Sun 10.30am-7.30pm); Nov-Mar 9.30am-1.30pm

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