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Church and the Museum of St. Aikaterini

Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 033 6316
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Fabulous Unexpected Gem

If you like icons this is a fabulous little place. There are some really important works in here by... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
JRiddingtonY
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Apparently is open now

St Catherine icon museum has now re opened. I haven't visited yet - just jumped to the top of my to... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
Debra G
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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  • Average9%
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“christian art” (2 reviews)
“icons” (9 reviews)
“minas” (3 reviews)
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Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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+30 281 033 6316
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

If you like icons this is a fabulous little place. There are some really important works in here by Damaskenos and Akotantos.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

St Catherine icon museum has now re opened. I haven't visited yet - just jumped to the top of my to do list as I went twice when it was closed. A friend has just sent me some photos that look stunning.

Thank Debra G
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Cretan art of icons' painting was dominant at 14th and 15th century. Its expressive style is unique. You should give yourself the chance of getting the feeling of those painters putting faith and God love in their art. And this tiny museum is ideal for...More

Thank Konstantinos V
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Spent a wonderful morning in this tiny museum studying the icons, which I have to say I didn't know a whole lot about until I came here. The setting is also magnificent, in a small but beautifully restored church that was a mosque in a...More

Thank JudyWSWales
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

This lovely old church sits right up next to St Minas in Heraklion. It was built in the 16th century. It now houses a collection of Byzantine icons, religious vestments, wall paintings and manuscripts across six centuries of Orthodox history (from 14th century onwards). It...More

Thank Belgo96
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

The museum is small but it has a lovely collection including icons from the 14th century and works of Damaskinos. The entrance ticket costs 4 euro which I find reasonable (considering that a cold coffee in Heraklion costs approximately 3.5 euro :) ). I personally...More

Thank kate8801
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Old, beautiful icons which express the religious feelings of excellent icon painters in Crete. The musum is located in a beautiful old church.

Thank AnnaMarkodi
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

I love ecclesiastical architecture so have thoroughly enjoyed the wealth of beautiful churches of all shapes and sizes in Crete. This one is a little different to many you will see, and now hosts a museum dedicated to Greek Orthodox Christianity. I cannot comment of...More

Thank Anita H
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

This unique monument is a testament of the Christian Orthodox heritage of Crete. It is home to some of the most important religious relics created in Crete during the Byzantine times and the era of the Venetian conquest of the island. It may function as...More

Thank Ioannis S
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Such wonderful artifacts and information in this small church. Hoprfully they will be able to move to a larger place soon to do real justice to what they have.

Thank Lew512
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