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Church and the Museum of St. Aikaterini

Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 033 6316
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A very nice museum

The museum is small but it has a lovely collection including icons from the 14th century and works... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
kate8801
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Heraklion, Greece
Wonderful collection of icons of the Cretan school.

Old, beautiful icons which express the religious feelings of excellent icon painters in Crete. The... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
AnnaMarkodi
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Southampton
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  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
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Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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+30 281 033 6316
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1 - 10 of 13 reviews

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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 17 July 2016

This old church has been converted into a magnificent museum of Christian art after a seven-year closure. The results are nothing short of magnificent. The collection (mostly of Cretan icons) covers a long historical period. The critical and historical explanations are a demonstration of careful...More

3  Thank Panajody
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Some of the many icons displayed in this museum reminded me of Giotto fresco paintings, and no wonder. Some of the earliest were from the 14th Century, just after Giotto's time, and a few even depicted Old Testament events, much to my surprise. There are...More

Thank BinPerp
Reviewed 5 November 2015

This is a must see diamond ! Newly refurbished, this fantastic church built the 9th century is a jewel in the heart of the city. This used to be somehow a university during the cretan renaissance. Paintings from the cretan school, especially the fantastic, unique...More

1  Thank giorgo11
Reviewed 22 June 2015

The church was part of a monastic school which became an intellectual centre on the island during the Cretan Renaissance. St. Catherine, houses a Museum of Religious Art.

Thank Sinaitiko C
Reviewed 16 June 2015

This nice old Church is adjacent to the Saint Minas Cathedral; it looks like it was renovated but was still closed for some reason; therefore we were not able to see the Icons Museum. We believe the Icons must be marvelous.

Thank Issa N
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