Details / Information  Overview:

The Agia Aikaterine of Sinai Monastery, which originally was a dependency of the Monastery of the same name on Mount Sinai and today belongs to the metropolitan church of Agios Minas, was an important cultural and artistic centre of Crete under Venetian occupation, until the capture of “Chandax” (Heraklion) by the Ottoman Turks in the 17th century (1669). During the Venetian occupation, the Monastery housed a school, in which it is said that many important men of letters taught in the 16th century; among them were Ioannis Morezenos, Ioasaph Doreianos, Ieremias Palladas. Students of the same school were the later patriarchs Meletios Pegas, Kyrillos Loukaris, and Meletios Vlastos.


Address  Address:

St Cathrine Square, GR-71201

Location (City, Village, Area)  Location:

Heraklion, Lasithi

Telephone number  Telephone:

(+30) 2810336316

Fax number  Fax:

(+30) 2810326759

E-mail address  E-mail:

Website Url Url:

Operating Period  Operating Period:




Operating Days & Hours  Operating Days & Hours:

MON-SUN: 09:30-15:30

MON-SAT: 09:30-19:30
SUN: 10:00-19:30


Admission Fee  Admission Fee:

• General admission: 2 €
• Students 13-18 years old, children up to 12 and disabled people FREE

Notes  Notes:

• Wheelchair friendly




* The above information, are subject to change without prior notification from the institution. In any case, has no responsibilities about any occurred changes.

 Last update 30/04/2017