Kairos Collection
Kairos Collection
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The relief sculture of the Greek god of the happy moment - Kairos - is kept in the Benedictine nunnery with the church of St. Nikola.
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Oxheyian
Watford59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013
There is so much to see in Trogir that it is easy to overlook some of the less well known sights. All I can say is that the convent's collection is breathtaking, preserved in a beautiful air conditioned building and well worth 30 Kuna. Go see.
As an added bonus the nun on the door was charming and very kind to the children.
Written 27 August 2013
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Purryo
71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Solo
Take a walking tour with a local tour guide and they will tell you the story of the Kairos of Trogir...
Written 2 December 2012
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Carol A S
Marietta, GA4,157 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
The Benedictine Convent of St. Nicholas is near the south gate to Trogir, just within the walls. Run by nuns, it has a church, courtyard and museum. The site dates to the earliest settlement by the Greeks. A 2nd century BC Greek inscription has been incorporated into the southern wall of the courtyard, mentioning the city magistrates. The convent museum contains the famed Kairos, the god of opportunity (the youngest son of Zeus) The relief is 4th or 3rd century BC, carved from orange marble, a copy of a 4th century BC bronze by Lysippos, the court sculptor of Alexander the Great. Another Greek relief describes Achilles listening of Prim`s plea for the body of Hector (3rd century), uncovered during archaeological excavations in the church. Among the pictures in the museum is an icon of Madonna and Child (second half of the 13th century) and works of Paolo Veneziano, Blaz Jurjev, Antonio Zanchi, Nicollo Grassi are noteworthy. The museum also contains liturgical objects, vestments and vessels. The convent was founded in 1066. The current St. Nicholas church replaced the pre-Romanesque church of St Domnius, with Baroque renovation in the mid -18th century (interesting Baroque stuccowork and altars). The bell tower was added in 1598. The church and museum are open 10am-1pm & 4.15-5.45pm Jun-Sep, and by appointment other times, with an entry fee of 10 kuna (children half price). There is a three-fold pamphlet to guide you.
Written 24 January 2019
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ingrid z
Trogir, Croatia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
Original Greek relief from 3rd century BC when Trogir was a under Greek rule, is exhibited here. Romanesque, baroque and gothic architecture all under one roof! Religious paintings, icons, statues from as far back as the 13th century. A great find!
Written 11 July 2017
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Rod S
Berlin, Germany3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
We learned some history in Benedictine monastery of Saint Nicholas, and we wanted to see the figure of the greek god of happy moment and hear about it's legend.Nice place,
Written 20 June 2019
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Karin and Filip
Eeklo, Belgium2,393 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Small but exceptional collection in the Benedictine monastery of Saint Nicholas
The Greek god Kairos is the god of luck, opportunity and favorable moments.
Written 12 May 2019
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Thursday41
Edinburgh, UK49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Most visitors stop at the outside courtyard - beautiful in itself - and miss a collection of wonderful artworks including a carved Kairos, the God of the Fleeting Moment. Go in! It doesn't cost much and it's worth it!
Written 14 August 2018
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Ana
Moscow, Russia371 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
The Benedictine church and monastery of St. Nicholas is very old and it's full of history. It's run by kind nuns. This place has played an important role not only spiritual but also a cultural one, since it has preserved numerous works of art and books, especially the famous Kairos collection. A treasure indeed. This place is very easy to find. The church of St Nicholas and the Kairos collection are open to the public. The museum is small but nice. Great for history lovers. Overall, a lovely place. Definitely, worth a visit.
Written 1 February 2017
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Dr. Bob
Holiday, FL797 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Business
This charming convent, with an admission fee, contains a small museum for which there is a free guide in the form of a three-fold pamphlet. The treasure is a relief depicting the personification of Opportunity, Kairos in Greek, described in an ancient Greek poem. This is the only known copy anywhere in the world of this work of art, the original, now lost, having been created in bronze in the 4th century by Lysippos, the court sculptor of Alexander the Great.
Written 15 September 2016
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vedran20
Trogir, Croatia42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015
Kairos museum is very small and very nice, with a masteroiece - relief of kairos, greek god of lucky moment
Written 5 February 2016
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