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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-...

Agios Kirykos and Agia Ioulitti Church

Located in Letymvou village, 16km northeast of Pafos (Paphos), the church of Agios Kirykos and Agia Ioulitti is a cross-in-square domed church dating to...

Agios Andronikos Church

Located in Polis Chrysochous sub-district, this 16th century vaulted church was turned into a mosque during the Ottoman period. A northern annex was added...

Agia Anastasia Church

Agia Anastasia Church is a complex of two domed churches located in Polemidia village. The older church - possibly dating to the 12th century...

Panagia Stazousa

Located along the Klavdia - Pyrga loose surfaced road, the Medieval monastery of Panagia Stazousa was built by the Franks at the beginning of...

Agioi Saranta Chapel

Taking the loose surface road to the area of Agioi Saranta or one of the nature trails the visitor comes across the picturesque chapel...

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 Timiou Stavrou (Holy Cross) – Anogyra

Situated southwest of the village of Anogyra, the Church of Timiou Stavrou is built over the foundations of an early Christian basilica. At the...

Angeloktisti Church

This 11th century Byzantine church of Angeloktisti (which means ‘built by angels’ in Greek) was erected over the ruins of an Early Christian basilica...

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...

Agios Nikolaos ton Gaton Convent – St. Nicholas of the Cats Convent

Located on Cape Gata, 15km west of Lemesos (Limassol) and south-east of Akrotiri Salt Lake, the monastery of Agios Nikolaos ton Gaton (St. Nicholas...

Agios Georgios Arperas Chapel

The chapel of Agios Georgios Arperas is situated about 2km from Larnaka (Larnaca) in the village of Tersefanou, where the Medieval village of Arpera...

Agia Moni Monastery

Located 38km northeast of Pafos (Paphos), Agia Moni Monastery is linked to the very origins of monasticism in Cyprus. According to tradition, the monastery was...

Agios Antonios Church, Kelia village

Agios Antonios Church is located 9km west of Larnaka (Larnaca) in the village of Kelia, and is one of the most important Byzantine churches...

Agia Paraskevi Byzantine Church – Geroskipou village

Located in the village of Geroskipou, this interesting 9th century Byzantine church is a five-domed, three-aisled, barrel-vaulted basilica, making it one of only two...

Panagia tou Sinti Monastery

The abandoned monastery of Panagia tou Sinti is situated on the banks of the Xeros River in Pentalia, and is dedicated to the Virgin...

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...

Timios Stavros (Holy Cross) Monastery, Omodos

The ornament and true pride & joy of Omodos is the Monastery of the Holy and Life-giving Cross, built at the heart of the...

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...

Church of Agios Mamas, Louvaras

The church of Agios Mamas is situated in the southern part of the Troodos mountain range, in the village of Louvaras, 27 kilometres north...

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Taste

Sheftalies

Sheftalies, a very tasty dish from the charcoal grill, are minced meat shaped into small sausages and wrapped in “panna” (suet). Panna is a...

Spicy grilled soutzoukakia

Place all ingredients for soutzoukakia in a bowl and mix well, preferably using a food processor, until well combined. Using the mixture, form cigar-shaped...

Souvlakia

Pork souvlaki: Put the meat and all the other ingredients in a bowl (not metal) and mix well. Cover the bowl and keep in...

Pastelli (Carob Toffee)

The nutritional sweet of Pastelli is made with the syrup of carob pods, produced by boiling their pulp until it forms a thick, sticky...