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Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos, Cyprus
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Places of Interest

Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery – Laona Region

CHRYSORROGIATISSA MONASTERY
40 km northeast of Paphos, turn right before Stroumpi village. The monastery is also reached from Kykkos Monastery via the forest. Set in beautiful surroundings, the monastery, originally founded in the 12di century AD, is dedicated to ‘Our Lady of the Golden Pomegranate’. The monastery, whose present building dates back to 1770, has a collection ofimport;int icons and treasures. An impressive religious ceremony and celebrations are held on 15th August. The old winery of the monastery produces some of the best vintage wine of Cyprus.

AGIOS KIRYKOS AND AGIA IOULITTI CHURCH
Letymvou village
A cross-in-sqaure domed church that can be dated to the 12th century, with many newer additions, especially in the 15th century. It has a few surviving wall painting’s dating to the 12th century, but most date to the 15th century.

CHURCH OF PANAGIA CHRYSELEOUSA
Empa village, 3 km. north of Paphos.
This is a combination of two churches. The eastern section was first built in the 12th century, possibly on the ruins of an earlv Christian basilica, as a cruciform church with a dome. Later in the 13th century an extension was made to the west with a domed building of the cross-in-square type. It retains valuable wall paintings of the 12th, 13th, 15th and 16th centuries.

PANAGIA TOU SINTI MONASTERY
Pentalia
An abandoned monastery on the banks of the Xeros River. The central nave of the monastery, dating to the 16th century, is in good condition and is considered one of the most important buildings of the Venetian period. In 1997 it received the Europa Nostra award for the restoration and conservation work carried out on it.

PANO PANAGIA
On the west of Troodos 1,5 km from Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery. The birthplace of Archbishop Makarios III, first President of Cyprus. The house where he was born has been converted into a museum.

LAONA REGION
Near the town of Polis Chrysochous and the Akamas area at about 600 m above sea level, lie the villages ofLaona, e.g. Ineia, Drouseia, Kathikas, with a panoramic view across the area. In Ineia you can visit the Museumof Basket-weaving, (Tel: 26 33 25 62). The Laona/Akamas Information Centre can be found in a renovated HHfjj school in the centre of Kathikas. A Museum of Weaving will shortly operate in Drouseia.

 


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