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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...

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...

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...

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...

The Churches of Linou Village

The chapel of Agii Saranta The chapel of Agii Saranta was built in 1997, two years after the construction of the chapel of Agia Marina....

The Church of the Archangelos Michael, or Panagia Theotokos

Located in the mountainous village of Galata, the Church of the Archangelos Michael, or Panagia Theotokos, is a timber-roofed chapel, painted in the post-...

Panagia Chrysospiliotissa Church

Located near Kato Deftera village, 11km southwest of Lefkosia (Nicosia), the church ‘Our Lady of the Golden Cave’ (dedicated to the Virgin Mary) is...

Church of Agios Varnavas and Ilarionas (Saints Barnabas and Hilarion)

ocated in the village of Peristerona, on the west bank of Serrahis tributary river, the church dedicated to Saints Barnabas and Hilarion is thought...

Machairas Monastery

Located on the slopes of Kionia, in the valley of Machairas mountains, Machairas Monastery is one of the most famous on the island and...

Agios Panteleimon Convent

The 18th century convent of Agios Panteleimon, with its gabled roof, is located in the Achera Valley, northwest of the Lefkosia (Nicosia) district at...

Kalopanagiotis Churches

Agios Ioannis Lampadistis Monastery It is situated on the east side of the Setrachos river opposite the old village center. In 1985 UNESCO included the...

Metamorfosis tou Sotiros Church

Overlooking the beautiful, old mountainous village of Palaichori, the Metamorfosis tou Sotiros Church (Transfiguration of the Saviour) is an early 16th century chapel that...

Byzantine Route: 10 Painted Churches of Troodos Religious Route

Discover the island’s deep religious roots and its significance in the history of Christianity as you follow a path that takes in sacred churches...

Panayia Asinou Church in Nikitari village

Located on the east bank of a stream, 3km from the mountainous village of Nikitari, Panagia Asinou Church is a small church dedicated to...

General religious routes

General Tour A: (West religious route) Starts: Church of Ayion Varnava and Ilariona, Peristerona Ends: Church of Ayion Apostolon, Pera ChorioA walk in the greater region will...

Monasticism and Asceticism

Route 1 Total route length: 97 kilometres Starts: Monastery of Ayis Erakleidios, Politiko, Nicosia Ends: Monastery of Timios Stavros, Stavrovouni Monasticism and by extension asceticism are inextricaly linked...

The UNESCO listed churches (Troodos)

Cyprus has a large number of Byzantine monuments resulting in ten of them having such significant historical and artistic value that UNESCO included them...

Religious routes of Nicosia district

1st Local Route of old city of Nicosa Total route length: 2 kilometres Starts: Cathedral of Ayios Ioannis tou Theologou, Nicosia Ends: Church of Αrchangelos Michael tou...

Church of Panagia tou Moutoulla

Located in the mountainous region of Moutoulla, the tiny 13th century chapel of Panagia tou Moutoulla is one of the earliest examples of its...

Monastery of Agios Ioannis (St John) Lampadistis, Kalopanagiotis

In the central part of Cyprus, in the mountains of the Troodos range, some of the most important monuments of the history of Byzantine...

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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...