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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...

Archangelos Michael Monastery

Located in the picturesque village of Pedoulas, Archangelos Michael Church is a small church that was built and decorated in 1474 by a local...

The Monastery of Saint Herakleidios

The Monastery of Saint Herakleidios is build in the southeast of the village of Politiko, in the province of Nicosia, at a location near...

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Taste

Village olive pie

Mix the yeast with the lukewarm water and put it aside for about 12-15 minutes to settle.  Sift the flour with the salt into...

Skordalia (Garlic paste)

Rinse the potatoes and place, unpeeled, in a saucepan. Cover with water, add salt and allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes until soft. Drain,...

Village salad

A must-have with every meal is a village salad. You will find it in every tavern or greek restaurant you visit in Cyprus. Make...

Courgettes with eggs

Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the courgettes at a medium heat until they soften. Add salt and add the eggs....