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The Great Lent in Cyprus

In the Byzantine Rite, i.e.the Eastern Orthodox Great Lent (Greek: Μεγάλη Τεσσαρακοστή or Μεγάλη Νηστεία, meaning "Great 40 Days" and "Great Fast" respectively) is...

The glorious story of the Kykkos Monastery

Kykkos Monastery which lies 20 km west of Pedoulas, is one of the best-known monasteries in Cyprus. The Holy Monastery of the Virgin of...

Church of the Holy Cross, Nicosia

The Church of the Holy Cross is a Roman Catholic parish located in the city of Nicosia in Cyprus.  Location  The first church dedicated to...

Clean Monday in Cyprus: a well-preserved tradition

Clean Monday (Greek: Καθαρά Δευτέρα), also known as Pure Monday, Ash Monday, Monday of Lent or Green Monday, is the first day of Great...

Agios Nikolaos Galataria

North of the village of Galataria in Paphos you can find the chapel of Agios Nikolaos. It is a small stone-built temple with two...

Agios Spyridon Chapel at Pissouri

Τhe chapel of Agios Spyridonas is built inside a cave on the base of a rocky cliff. It is located at the beautiful scenery...

Agia Mavri Chapel

Almost 2km outside Koilani village between Koilani and Pera Pedi you will find the chapel of Agia Mavri. The chapel is located at a...

Church of Saint Zinovios and Zinovia

Zinovios and Zinovia lived during the 3rd century. Zinovios was a doctor. The brother and sister was put to death in the name of...

Τhe most futuristic chapel in the world is in Paphos

The chapel of Apostole Petros and Agia Eleni is a modern architecture building The small church is dedicated to Apostole Petros and Agia Eleni tis...

Russian Church of St. Andrew and All Russian Saints (Episkopio)

The majestic church is in the courtyard of the Metropolis of Tamasos and Orinis in the Nicosia district of Cyprus. The church, under the patronage...

The Church of Panagia tou Araka

The Church of Panagia tou Araka, which is located in a relatively isolated position in the Troodos mountains near the village of Lagoudera, is...

Kelokedara

Kelokedara Village is part of a special environmentalist tourism project, dealing with concepts known as "sustainable" and/or agro-tourism. The main aim is to help...

The submerged church of Ayios Nikolas in Kouris dam

The abandoned church is only visible when the water levels of Kouris Dam fall. When the Dam is full the church is submerged under...

Frescoes – Icons in Solea Valley (Part 1)

In the churches of the Solea valley, authentic examples of Byzantine monumental art are found dating from the 11th to the 19th century. Frescoes...

Agioi Pente (rock-cut cave)

Agioi Pente (rock-cut cave) is officially recognised by the church as the Christian cave of Agioi Pente (Five Saints). It is an old hermitage near...

Heritage of Agios Agapitikos

On the north-eastern corner of Fabrica hill lies a cave known as the Cave of Agios Agapitikos. It is not known if there is any...

Church of Panagia Katholiki in Kouklia

The Church of Panagia Katholiki: Panagia Katholiki follows the type of a cruciform church and dates to the 12th or 13th century A.D. The...

Agia Napa Monastery

The charming Medieval Monastery of Agia Napa stands in the middle of the village and was built in the form of a Medieval Castle...

Cyprus Religion: Discover the most historical and beautiful monasteries of the island

Cyprus is well known for its religious culture and historical churches and monasteries. Many of the churches date back to the Byzantine period and...

Churches of Tochni Village

Sts. Kostantinos & Eleni Church A truly spectacular phenomenon is the building of the church of Saints Constantine and Helen on a bridge in the...

The old miracle churches of Flasou Village

Church of Agios Dimitrianos The church of Agios Dimitrianos is a very important ecclesiastic building. It was constructed in the beginning of the 19th century...

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Taste

Octopus ‘Kathisto’ (or Octopus braised in Wine)

Ingredients: 1/2 cup Greek extra virgin olive oil 2 medium onions, chopped fine 1 large octopus, about 2kg (cleaned and kept whole) 3/4 cup dry red wine 1/3 cup...

Homemade lemonade

Ingredients: 1 cup lemon juice 1 cup sugar Method: Thoroughly wash the lemons with soap and warm water. Roll each lemon with the palm of your hand, pressing...

‘Striftaria’ mini cheese pies

Ingredients 1 ½ cup milk 2 tbsps. flour 4 tsps. of butter 3 eggs, slightly beaten + 1 extra with 1 tbs. of milk for spreading 1 pack of...

Mini potato canapes baked on salt

Ingredients Serves: 12 1kg small Cypriot potatoes rock salt, as needed 250g salted butter 300ml full fat cremé frâiche 1 pot cod or salmon roe Method Prep:20min › Cook:35min › Ready in:55min Take...