Experience Rural & Nature Yeronisos, or ”Holy Island”, lies off the coast of Agios Georgios Pegeias

Yeronisos, or ”Holy Island”, lies off the coast of Agios Georgios Pegeias

Yeronisos, or ”Holy Island”, lies off the coast of Agios Georgios Pegeias. Excavations undertaken by Joan Conelly and her team from New York University have established three major periods of activity on Yeronisos. These periods extend from the Chalcolithic ritual findings, advance to the Hellenistic sanctuary of Apollo and conclude to an Early Byzantine church. Yeronisos has long been a favouritedestination for pilgrims.

In her speech, Professor Joan Bretton Konelly presented archaeological evidence for the Sanctuary of Apollo’s temple, dinig rooms, dormitory facilities and dancing platform, as well as data about the young boys who seem to have been involved in rituals. It also presented new findings on the Early Byzantine Church and the communal unit.

Photos by Alexandros Kokkinos

Courtesy of the CTO

Top Stories

Where to get antigen rapid tests on Monday, 25 January

The Health Ministry announced the following antigen rapid test sites for Monday, 25 January 2021:   LIMASSOL Parking place Lidl supermarket, Limassol 08:30-16:30 Parking place Sklavenitis supermarket, Germasoyia...

130 new cases, three deaths announced on Sunday

The Health Ministry announced the death of three persons due to COVID-19. This raises the death toll from the virus in Cyprus to 186,...

-2 C on Troodos Mountain tonight

Tonight the weather will be mainly fine. Winds will be north-westerly to north-easterly, moderate, force 3 Beaufort. The sea will be slight to rough. The temperature...

Health Ministry to examine use of colchicine for COVID-19 patients

Regarding the use of colchicine to patients with COVID-19, due to relevant announcements made in Greece and Canada, the Advisory Committee of the Health...

Expert says lifting of all measures possible by March, if epidemiological figures allow it

Dr Petros Karayiannis, member of the Scientific Committee on the pandemic and Professor of Microbiology/Molecular Virology at the University of Nicosia Medical School has...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...