Agios Masos
16th century fresco
Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church

The Raising of Lazarus
Portable wooden icon
16th century

Cyprus: Cities


Places of Interest-2

Church of Panagia Chrysokourdaliotissa
A three-aisled church with a steep pitched roof and flat roof tiles. It was built in 16th century as a monastery church, dedicated to Virgin Mary and founded by deacon Ioannis Kourdalis, according to the inscription. Wall paintings are of the same period, and some have Western influences. Iconostasis is a beautiful example of wood sculpture of 16th-17th centuries.

Eliomylos (Olive press)
A one-room stone building with a pitched roof. 19th century wooden installation of the press, as well as the stone-olive mill, together with the millstones, is all very well preserved. Various objects and tools used for production of oil are on display. Olive Press was repaired in 1995 by Department of Antiquities. Visitors should ask for key from Association of Overseas Cypriots and Friends of Spilia-Kourdalon in a building nearby.

Timiou Stavrou
3 km below Kato Amiantos, off Karvouna-Lemesos road, 32 km from Lemesos
Once the property of Jean de Lusignan, son of the Lusignan King of Cyprus, Hugh IV. There are two interesting churches; 14th century church of Timiou Stavrou, Holy Cross, with beautiful wall paintings and Church of Panagia Katholiki in the center of the village which dates to the early 16th century, with paintings in Italo-Byzantine style.

Church of the Holy Cross houses Ecclesiastic Museum, which contains icons and religious artifacts belonging to the village churches. ). It also has a garden with traditional plants and herbs. To arrange a visit, please call  (05) 53 22 52.

Solea Valley
On the main Lefkosia-Troodos road, 56 km from Lefkosia and 56 km from Lemesos (via Kato Amiantos and Saittas)
Solea valley is famous for its apples, its Byzantine churches and its picturesque villages. Kakopetria and Galata villages, preserving much of their traditional folk architectural character, are popular hill resorts. Other charming villages in the valley are Evrychou, Flasou and Korakou.

Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis
Church of Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis, 'Saint Nicholas of Roof, stands about 5 km to the North of the village and once belonged to a monastery. It is completely painted with murals dating from 11th to 17th century and is considered one of the most interesting Byzantine churches on the island. Church took its name from the steep pitched wooden roof, which was built to protect it from climatological conditions. The small 16th century church of Panagia Theotokos, off the main road, has retained about half of its murals. Church of Agios Georgios Perachoritis, on the East of the village, has some very original wall paintings, belonging to the first quarter of 16th century. The old quarter of the village has been declared a protected area and traditional houses have been restored.



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