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Καλαβασός

Kalavasos village is 40km far from the city of Larnaka, neighbouring Tochni,Zygi,Mari and Maroni Villages.The village is built on the west shore of Vasilikos river. The village position was very important and helped the natural environment and agriculture development of the area. It is believed that the village name Kalavasos came from an...

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Kalavasos Tenta is a beutiful place, a historic hill.

Tenta hill is on the west side of Vasilikos valley, only 2.50 km far from Kalavasos Village. According tradition, the name Tenta was given because when Saint Eleni in 327 ADS returned from Jerusalum bringing with her the Crucifixion cross, she set up her tent at that point. Please...

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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...

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Kamares in Larnaca

The old aqueduct of Kamares is located to the west of the city of Larnaca and on north-west of Larnaca’s Salt Lake. The most famous section of the aqueduct is the one that is visible from the Larnaca – Limassol highway and bears the name of Kamares Aqueduct. The whole structure consists of 75 arches. Kamares in Greek mean arches.

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Traditional House & Old Dairy in Athienou

This traditional house in Athienou was owned by the family of Petros and Florentia Mammous. They lived here with their five children back in the 20th century. One of the children was Costas that afterwards became a famous religious icon painter, Kallinikos Satvrovouniotis. In the same house there used to be a grocery store and a dairy due to...

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Zenovia diving site is the biggest shipwreck in the Mediterranean and the ultimate diving experience.

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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...

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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.

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Vavla

Vavla is a scenic village located in Larnaca Region, at about 470 meters of elevation and borders with the villages of Layia, Ora, Kato Drys, Lefkara and Chirokitia. According to historian Nearchos Clerides the village was built around 1450AC. The village name has two versions for its origin. The first version says that the name Vavla derives...

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Archangel-Michael-in-Oroklini

Archangel Michael is in the community centre of Oroklini and it is the main temple of the community. The construction of the church began on 1984 and finished two year later. Its built using the Byzantine style architecture (crossed with a dome).

On the inside of the church the wooden carved icosnostasis made of oak tree really stands...

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Saint-Xenophon-in-pano-Lefkara

Saint Xeonophon church is in a prominent center location, in the alleys of the Pano Lefkara community. It’s an arched wooden roof temple coated with stone on the outside. The church’s architecture goes along well with the surrounding architecture of the houses. The inside of the temple is plain and simple while it entails an iconostasis (the...

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Three kilometers south of Xylophagou village and on the highest point of Pyla’s plateau, around 100 meters from sea level, there’s a cylindrical structure, Xylophagou Tower or Rigainas Tower (Queen’s tower). It was built during the medieval period and more specifically during the Venetian occupation of Cyprus. It was built with handmade cubic...

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Panagia-Picnic-Site-in-Xylofagou

In the southwest of the community you will find a picnic area called “Panagia Evaggelistrias”, which has the same name as the traditional church just nearby.

It’s a small picnic area (around 50 people capacity) but is very well organised with wooden picnic tables, toilets, drinking water taps, barbeque area and kid’s playground.

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Ellinas-KOT-beach-in-Pyla

CTO beach is in Pyla area, beside Dhekelia road and near the centre of Larnaca. Its calm and shallow waters in combination with the amenities and facilities of the surrounding area makes this beach a perfect choice especially for families. The amenities include sunbeds with umbrellas, WC’s, showers, changing rooms. Sport activities are provided...

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Αγία Μαρίνα στο Αβδελλερό

Στην κορυφή του υψηλότερου βουνού της κοινότητας του Αβδελλερού, με την ονομασία «Ενδέαλος», στα σύνορα με την κοινότητα της Αθηένου κτίστηκε τα τελευταία χρόνια εξωκλήσι αφιερωμένο στην Αγία Μαρίνα. Πρόκειται για ένα μονόκλιτο ναό, με αμφικλινή κεραμιδένια στέγη και με καμάρες. Ο εσωτερικός του χώρος αποτελείται από ένα λιτό τέμπλο με λιγοστές...

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Panagia Stazousa in Pyrga

Η Παναγία η Στάζουσα αποτελεί το παλαιότερο από τα μετόχια της Μονής Σταυροβουνίου. Βρίσκεται μεταξύ Κλαυδιάς και Πυργών. Αποτελεί κατάλοιπο λατινικού μοναστηριού του 14ου αιώνα, το οποίο ιδρύθηκε από τάγμα Λατίνων μοναχών, οι οποίοι είχαν έρθει στο νησί στις αρχές του 13ου αιώνα. Από το μοναστήρι έχουν διασωθεί μια λιθόκτιστη αψιδωτή πύλη και...

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Άγιος Γεώργιος στη Βάβλα

Βόρεια της κοινότητας της Βάβλας συναντάμε την κύρια εκκλησία του χωριού, αφιερωμένη στον Άγιο Γεώργιο. Ο ναός είναι κτισμένος σε ρυθμό βασιλικής με γοτθικά μορφολογικά χαρακτηριστικά, όπως τα οξυκόρυφα τόξα και τα σταυροθόλια.  Διαθέτει μεγάλων διαστάσεων παράθυρα που επιτρέπουν στο να περάσει άπλετο φως στο εσωτερικό της εκκλησίας.  Οι τοίχοι...

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Fallen-and-Missing-Persons-1974-Monument-in-pano-Lefkara

Το μνημείο πεσόντων και αγνοουμένων στα πάνω Λεύκαρα στήθηκε ως απόδοση τιμής προς τους Λευκαρίτες που έπεσαν μαχόμενοι ή αγνοούνται κατά τα γεγονότα του 1964 και την τουρκική εισβολή του ’74. Ο Δανάκης Χριστοδουλίδης έπεσε μαχόμενος κατά τα γεγονότα του 1964, ενώ οι Ηράκλης Στρούθος, Γεώργιος Χ’’Χαραλάμπους, Χριστάκης Στεφάνου κατά την...

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Εκκλησία Παναγίας στην Καλαβασό

Στο κέντρο της κοινότητας της Καλαβασού, ανάμεσα στα λιθόκτιστα παραδοσιακά σπίτια βρίσκεται η κύρια εκκλησία του χωριού, η οποία είναι αφιερωμένη στην Παναγία Θεοτόκο. Χρονολογείται στις αρχές του 19ου αιώνα και είναι κτισμένη σε ρυθμό βασιλικής-σταυροειδές, με απλοποιημένα όμως χαρακτηριστικά και μεμονωμένα στοιχεία της φράγκικης...