Visit Fodele Birthplace of El Greco
The Village Fodele is the birthplace of the artist Domenicos Theotokopoulo, known as "El Greco". The Village is located 30 km west of the capital Heraklion. El Greco mainly painted pictures with religious themes and portraits. His work as an icon painter began in Crete. His painting was influenced by the Byzantine tradition. In his birthplace Fodele there are several churches from the 11th and 12th century. Maybe he was inspired by it? He first went to Italy as a young man and came into contact with Titian's art, later on to Rome and then to Spain, where he remained until his death. He was the principal master of Spanish Mannerism and the declining Renaissance.
The small village Fodele has today 540 inhabitants and is located in a fertile valley with several springs. In the village there are 3 old churches. The beach of Fodele is very well organized with sunbeds, umbrellas and water sports.
More information for booking the best Hotels, Apartments and Villas in East Crete: firstname.lastname@example.org, The Crete-Experts have the best ideas for Crete!