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Painted Churches in the Troodos Region

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The Painted Churches of the Troodos

The original painted churches are quite unique in Cyprus. The smaller and the more unassuming they are in the Troodos, the more charming is their simplicity. They are a treasure... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 September 2016
Ray V

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The original painted churches are quite unique in Cyprus. The smaller and the more unassuming they are in the Troodos, the more charming is their simplicity. They are a treasure for the Orthodox Church but also cherished as culture and shared heritage. The Byzantine symbolism and imagery are artfully depicted in the iconography, so meticulously beautiful that takes you by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I don't normally use this words, but these churches are beyond my wildest expectations. If you like and are interested is unique paintings from the Byzantine Empire, this is the unique place to visit. All of the churches close at 16:00 except for St. John Lampadistis in Kalopanagiotis which closes at 18:00. A full day is not enough but well... More 

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Enfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

One of the 10 UNESCO-listed painted churches in the Troodos region. Situated in the south of Pelendri village, the directions are well signposted from the main road. The key-holder magically appeared when we arrived and showed us around the church. Signed the visitors book which showed that not enough people visit this place. A beautiful church

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Knebworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Visited several churches in the Troodos region including Panayia tou Araka and Agios Nicholas, and Panagia odigitria both in Galata. All the churches in the area are beautiful with Fresco's and Icons. A lot of them were locked but by using the Berlitz guide we managed to find people who could unlock them. In the afternoon we drove to Lagoudera... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

What staggering pieces of history and so beautiful. The faith of those who built, decorate and now maintain them is clear and remarkable. The outsides are mainly simple and the interiors are breathtaking. Just make sure they are open or you know where to pick up the key!!! They can be a long way from anywhere!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

Lots of pine trees, good hiking, much cooler than coast, pretty towns, good restaurants, interesting little shops.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

Very good condition. ...spectacular view..very clean was built 1954 the walls the roof is very nice also we had a short chat with the prise fot 5 minutes. ..its just great place to visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

The Troodos area is scattered with lovely little stone churches with stunning painted walls. The monastery in Kalopanagiotis being the best. It had a caretaker to let you in, but unfortunately the museum was closed as the monk was absent. Whilst a fortune was spent paving a new road to the earliest of the churches in Moutoulas there is no... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015

the monestry is a must visit for everyone inside all is hand painted in gold,surounded by anciant icons which is an unbelievable sight certainly a must see what an experiance you have to see to believe all the splendor,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

Love the drive towards the Troodos mountains, the painted churches are unique to see and it really worth the visit. Plenty to do in Troodos and some really good food to enjoy

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