Religion Larnaca Religious routes of Larnaca district

Religious routes of Larnaca district

Local route
Total route length: 73 kilometres
Starts: Church of Ayios Lazaros, Larnaca
Ends: Church of Ayia Marina, Pyrga

The first stop is the Church of Αyios Lazaros and the Εcclesiastical Museum which together constitute two of the most significant monuments of Cyprus. The Church of Panayia tis Aggeloktistis, a very significant Byzantine monument, is in Kiti. In its interior lies an arc of an old-Christian church with a mosaic of the 6th century. Heading to Kato Lefkara, the route passes from the Church of Archangelos Michael, with beautiful frescoes of the 12th and 15th centuries. The Church of Τimios Stavros, in Pano Lefkara is located at a point which has a visual contact with the Monastery of Stavrovouni and in its interior there is a silver cross in remembrance of the Bishop of Amathus. Although the date of its construction is not known, it the Monastery of Ayios Minas in Vavla was revived after 1965 when it became a nunnery.
In Choirokitia lie the ruins of a monastery which once belonged to Knights Templar and later to Knights Hospitaller and the Church of Panayia tou Kampou has some significant frescoes.
The last stop, Pyrga, gives the chance to the visitor to visit the Monastery of Stavrovouni, the Μediaeval Chapel as well as the Church of Ayia Marina.

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