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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 TroodosThe 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. 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.

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Panagia Tou Araka

The church of Panagia tou Arakos is situated in a central area of the Troodos mountains, in the area of Pitsilia, between the villages of Lagoudera and Saranti.
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Panagia Asinou

The church of Panagia Phorbiotissa, better known as Panagia of Asinou, is situated in the north foothills of the Troodos mountain range.It is built on the east bank of a stream.
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Agios Ioannis Lampadisti

The monastery of Agios Ioannis Lampadistis is situated in a central area of the Troodos mountain range, in the valley of Marathasa. It is built on the east bank of the river Setrachos.
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Agios Nikolaos Tis Stegis

The church of Ayios Nikolaos tis Stegis is situated in a central area of the Troodos mountain range, in the upper Solea valley. It is built on the west bank of the river Klarios/Karkotis.
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Panagia Podithou

The church of Panagia Podithou is situated in a central area of the Troodos mountain range, in the upper Solea valley in the village of Galata.
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Metamorfosis Sotiros

The church of the Transfiguration of the Saviour is situated in the east part of the Troodos mountain range.
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Panagia Moutoulla

The church of Panagia is situated in a central area of the Troodos mountain range, in the valley of Marathasa.It is located on a hill above the village of Moutoullas.
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Archangelos

The church of Archangel Michael is situated in a central area of the Troodos mountain range, in the valley of Marathasa, in the village of Pedoulas.
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Stavros Agiasmati

The church of Timios Stavros tou Agiasmati is situated in the eastern part of the Troodos mountain range, in the area of Pitsilia.
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Timios Stavros

The church of Timios Stavros is situated in a central area of the Troodos mountain range, at the south end of the village of Pelendri.
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Panagia Tou Sinti Monastery

Panagia Tou Sinti Monastery is an amazing abandoned monastery that is located on the banks of the river Xeros in the Paphos region.

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