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Agios Iraklidios (St. Heraclidios) Bridge

Agios Iraklidios is the first well-known Saint from Solea, who was initiated into Christianity by the Apostles Barnabas and Paul. He then made it his mission to the spread the word of Christianity to Cyprus.

In the place of its origin, between the villages of Tempria and Kallianon, a bridge is preserved with the name “The bridge of Agios Iraklidios”. This Venetian bridge joins the two banks of the Klarion river. It is located between towering plane trees and a short distance from where, according to tradition, the Apostles Paul and Barnabas Christened Saint Iraklidios. At this point every year on the 6th of January, ‘Epiphany day’, the baptism of the Cross takes place with a holy ceremony. Traditional sweets and delights are offered in the square of the Agios Ioannis (St. John) Monastery, which is dedicated to Agios Iraklidios.

The memory of Agios Iraklidios is celebrated on 17th September.’=

 

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