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Apostol Andreas in Strovolos

Η λιτή, λυόμενη και πρόχειρα κατασκευασμένη εκκλησία του Αποστόλου Ανδρέα βρίσκεται στο συνοικισμό «Στρόβολος3» και κτίστηκε μετά το 1974, για να καλύψει τις θρησκευτικές ανάγκες των προσφύγων.

Πρόσφατα έχει ανεγερθεί νέος μεγάλος ναός, σε κοντινή απόσταση από τη λυόμενη εκκλησία, ο οποίος και πάλι είναι αφιερωμένος στον Απόστολο Ανδρέα.

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Old Church of Saint Varvara in Paralimni

Exiting Paralimni to Protaras, next to the Paralimni Refugee Settlement is the old church of Saint Barbara. The church was built in 1977 and was the church serving the adjacent refugee settlement.

Initially the church was a single-aisled basilica, with a curved roof and a skylight panel on the north side, but gradually over time due to the increase of the area's population it was...

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Saint George in Dali

Κοντά στην ακρόπολη του Αρχαίου Ιδαλίου, στα ανατολικά της πόλης, βρίσκεται το εκκλησάκι του Αγίου Γεωργίου του Τροπαιοφόρου. Κτίστηκε τον 15ο αιώνα και αποτελεί ένα μονόκλιτο ναό σε ρυθμό βασιλικής με τρούλο.

Στο εσωτερικό της ξεχωρίζουν οι τοιχογραφίες της, κάποιες από τις οποίες έχουν δυστυχώς καταστραφεί με το πέρασμα των χρόνων. Επίσης στο ναό φυλάσσονται η θαυματουργή εικόνα του...

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The Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque in Larnaca

Situated at a serene setting, the Muslim shrine Hala Sultan Tekke is found approximately 6 kilometres away from the west bank of the Salt Lake of Larnaca. 

Since it has been acknowledged as a holy site for Muslims, it attracts thousands of visitors every year, especially during Islamic holidays. The mosque stands as one of the most significant holy places of worship for the Islamic...

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Soter Christ Metamorphosis in Sotira

It is built next to the old church of the Transfiguration. It has a byzantine style and was built by the need for a larger church that would meet the needs of the community of Sotira, which over the years grew in population . The work of reconstruction began in early 1939 , while in 1955 it was inaugurated by Archbishop Makarios III. After 40 years, new work began , which was completed in 1996...

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Church of Agios Nikolas in Alassa

A special kind of church is in Alassa in Limassol Region. The church is dedicated to Agios Nicolaos and was built on 1936. The speciality of this church is that is submerged in the waters of Kourris lake. It’s visible only few times a year when the level of the lake is low. When the Kourris reservoir overflows, the only thing visible of the church is its belfry, which creates a unique and...

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Αγίων Παρασκευής, Ραφαήλ, Νικολάου & Ειρήνης στην Σωτήρα

The single-nave church with a dome was erected just in 2000, in 'Kokkines' area. The church celebrates on July 26, in memory of Agia Paraskevi, in Sotira known as "Aissa" (ie Giatrissa), as well as the Tuesday after Easter, the feast of Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene.

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Saint-Anastasios-in-Frenaros

Saint Anastasios church is in the south east of Frenaros village. It was built in 2003 at the same place of an old church. It is a small one-aisled church and can host around 80 people. Outside is decorated with stone and inside has a very simple iconostasis with modern byzantine style icons. It has wall paintings of the orthodox saints and representations of the New Testament.

The...

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Saint George in Pedoulas

ST GEORGE church is situated outside Pedoulas to the north. It is a small cemetery church that can be dated to the 13th or early 14th century. Originating in this church is a section of the 13th century main altar door, a wonderful icon of Saint George slaying the dragon painted in the early 14th century and another icon of Saint George in the Diasoritis style, which is the work of the 17th...

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Saint Nicholas in Larnaca

Saint Nicholas church in Larnaca, is a modern architecture building with an impressive bell tower. At the square opposite the church, there is Christakis Ptochopoulou bust, who died at Tillirias battle in 1964.

Saint Nicholas was born in 270AD in Patara Lykias and was raised by a rich and well-known family. He was very close to God since a child. He started as a priest and then was the...

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Bayraktar-Mosque-in-Nicosia

Bayraktar mosque is located on the west edge of Costanza Bastion and next the Okhi Market. It was built around 1820 to honor the Othman flag bearer, who climbed the Nicosia’s walls during the siege of the city by the Ottomans in 1570. At this location is the flag bearer’s tomb.

The Turkish word bairaktar means flag or war trophy. The mosque was renovated in 2003 and opened to the public...

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Τιμίου Σταυρού στην Αγία Ειρήνη

Holy Cross Church in Agia Irini is a single room with wooden roof chapel built using stone from the local area. The chapel follows the pattern of architecture used on other chapels of mountainous Cyprus. It was built on 1625. Inside the chapel one can admire the wooden carved template, and notable wall paintings, even though some of these paintings have fading in time. The chapel is built upon...

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Άγιος Χαράλαμπος στον Κάτω Δρυ

Saint Charalambos church, is the main church in Kato Drys and was built in 1897.  It is a church with a single aisle and a v-shaped roof and it is not too big

Inside there is a wooden carved altarpiece. Also, they are icons of Virgin Maria, Jesus and John the Baptist which were transferred from the he old Byzantines church. The icon dedicated to Saint Charalampos got burned and, so,...

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Άγιος Νικόλαος στο Παραλίμνι

Saint Nicolas small church is nearby the Golden Coast, next to the cove in Protaras. Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors and that’s why the church is next to the sea.

The church is very simple, white and blue painted and reminds the Greek islands churches. Inside they are fresco paintings of the Orthodox saints.

Due to the magnificent scenery, many locals and tourists...

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Assumption-of-Mary-in-Augorou

It is located within walking distance from the church of the Apostles Peter and Paul. It was built in 1953 by the old calendar. It is celebrated based on the old calendar, on August 15th.

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In the village of Lisos you will find a small, unique church dedicated to Saint Merkourios. It’s a stone-built church lost in the forest of Stavros tis Psokas. Inside the church there is an iconostasis with icons of Jesus, Virgin Maria and other Saints.

The church was built by two residents of the area while picking mushrooms and by accident they found the ruins of Saints Merkourios...

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Saint-George-in-Xylofagou

Saint Georgios church is the main church of Xylofagou. Saint Georgios is a modern church built in a royal rhythm with a dome. The construction of the church started in 1980 and completed in 1993. There is a small, older church beside the big one, which was built in the beginning of 16th century also dedicated to Saint Georgios.

Around the churches there is also a monument dedicated to...

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Saint Marina in Frenaros

Agias Marinas church is located on the east side of Frenaros village. It’s near the churches of Agios Andronikos and Agias Athanasias. It is a small temple dating from the late 15th century to the beginning of the 16th century. The church is built with square stones.

Inside of the church threre is only a few icons and one of them is Agias Marinas icon. At first the church was decorated...

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Agios Epifanios in Agia Napa

 

Ayios Epifanios is a beautiful church that oversees the whole area of Ayia Napa. A spot worth visiting. Saint Epifanios was a great teacher of Christianity in Cyprus.  

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Saint Minas in Neo Chorio

In the centre of Neo Chorio village, in Paphos Region, there is the Saint Minas church which is the main church of the community. It is a single chamber church built with Gothic style. The artfully decorated bell chamber was added afterwards.

In the inside the wood carved iconostasis stands out. The walls of the entire temple are covered with religious images. The prominent image of...

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