Agios Lazardos

he Church of Saint Lazarus is named for New Testament figure Lazarus of Bethany, the subject of a miracle recounted in the Gospel of John, in which Jesusraises him from the dead. According to Orthodox tradition, sometime after the Resurrection of Chr [...]

Agios Raphael

The Agios Rapahel Church is located in Pachyammos village, at the foothills of Lorovonou, in an area which difficult battles had taken place during 1964. It is a majestic temple built with a byzantine rhythm, whose construction occurred after a mirac [...]

Church of Prophet Elias

Located southeast of the community, on the foothills of “Prophet Elias’ Mountain”, is the chapel dedicated to the Prophet. It constitutes the main church of the community and its construction began in 1956 and ended in 1960, whereas the inauguration [...]

Trooditissa Monastery

Halfway along the southern road between Platres and Prodromos, buried deep into the mountains in a beautiful setting among pine, walnut, cherry and apples trees. This old monastery is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It was originally founded in the 13t [...]

Church of Agios Kyprianos

Located in the centre of the old housing of Meniko is the church dedicated to Agios Kyprianos and Agia Ioustini. The church is a basilica with ogive arches and staurolites and a particularly impressive bell tower. Through the centuries, several recons [...]

Machairas Monastery

One of the oldest and most important monasteries in Cyprus. The monastery was founded in the 12th century by two monks and grew around an icon of the virgin Mary which was founded in a nearby cave. Successive fires destroyed the original church and i [...]

Church of Panagia tou Moutoulla

The church of Panagia is situated in a central area of the Troodos mountain, in the valley of Marathasa at the Moutoulla village. In 1985 the church was listed UNESCO World Heritage Site, which includes nine other painted Byzantine churches of the Tr [...]

Stavrovouni Monastery

Perched on a rocky peak, Stavrovouni means Mountain of the Cross. According to tradition; it was founded in the 4th century by the mother of Constantine the Great, Agia Eleni, who left a fragment of the Holy Cross at the monastery. The brotherhood is [...]

Kykkos Monastery

Located in the mountainous region of Marathasa Valley, the Monastery of Kykkos is the wealthiest and most lavish on the island, and stands on a mountain peak, at an altitude of 1.318 metres. Dedicated to Panagia (the Virgin Mary), the monastery posse [...]

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