masterpieces of Byzantine art

UNESCO Painted Churches (Byzantine Heritage)

Cyprus, being predominantly Christian Orthodox, has a great number of Byzantine monuments. Ten of these hold such historical and artistic significance and hold such value that UNESCO has included them in its list of World Heritage Sites. All ten churches dating from the 11th to the 17th century are located in the mountainous region of Troodos. The route has been geographically divided in to three regions in order to tour them properly and in a convenient way:

The Marathasa route: Kalopanagiotis – Moutoullas – Pedoulas (route length of 148 km). This route includes the Marathasa monuments: Monastery of Agios Ioannis toy Lambadisti in Kalopanagiotis, Church of Panagia in Moutoula and the church of Archangelos Michael in Pedoulas.

The Pitsilia route: Lagoudera – Platanistasa – Pelendri – Palaichori (route length of 97 km). This route includes the Pitsilia monuments: Monastery of Panagia tou Araka in Lagoudera, Church of Stavrou tou Agiasmati in Platanistasa, Monastery of Timios Stavros and Church of Archangelos Michael in Pelendri, Church of Agios Mamas in Louvara and the Church of Metamorfosis in Palaichori.

The Solea route: Nikitari – Galata – Kakopetria (route length of 138 km). This route includes the Solea Monuments: Church of Panagia tis Asinou, Church of Panagia tis Forviotissa in Nikitari, the Churches of Panagia Podithou, Archangelou, Panagia and Agios Sozomenos Churches in Galata and the Church of Agios Nikolaos tis Stefis in Kakopetria.

Panagia Tou Araka Cyprus

Panagia Tou Araka

Panagia Asinou Cyprus

Panagia Asinou

Agios Ioannis Lampadistis Cyprus

Agios Ioannis Lampadistis

Agios Nikolaos Stegis Cyprus

Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis

Panagia Podithou Cyprus

Panagia Podithou

Metamorfosis Sotiros Cyprus

Metamorfosis Sotiros

Panagia Moutoulla Cyprus

Panagia Moutoulla

Archangelos Cyprus


Stavros Agiasmati Cyprus

Stavros Agiasmati

Timios Stavros Cyprus

Timios Stavros

Panagia tou Sinti Monastery

Panagia tou Sinti Monastery

Cyprus Unesco Video

Byzantine Heritage Video

Byzantine Heritage Map Cyprus

Byzantine Heritage Map

Unesco Painted Churchesn Map Cyprus

UNESCO Painted Churches Map

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