To reach the church you drive down a fairly steep, narrow one-way road that goes down into the canyon, across a bridge and then it's right there. Road signs weren't that clear and I was glad I had bought a good map. The church is covered in frescoes and it's in a complex of old buildings that added to the... 更多
One of the 10 UNESCO-listed painted churches in the Troodos mountains. A beautiful church building which contains three chapels in the one building. Well signposted. Close to two other listed churches - Archangelos Michail, Padhoulas and Panagia tou Moutoulla.
The perfectly preserved Monastery; believed to be founded in the early 16th Century; was added to the UNESCO in the world heritage list; the Monastery complex includes a Main Church, a Chapel as well as several services buildings. The scenery around the Monastery is stunning. All the structures are built with stones, with wood carved stairs, doors and windows; the... 更多
You would not believe such a lovely mountain village that offers so much from a library of books dedicated in memory of the original owners of the property, to home grown produce, spa, local food store and complete internet services!
Interesting Byzantine and western style frescoes in this the largest of the UNESCO supported painted churches of the Troodos. It has a pleasant and peaceful location in the Marathasa valley and is just over an hour's drive from Nicosia. The monastery closes at 2pm for 2 hours.
Situated in a picturesque village, this small monastery complex is not as visually lavish as Kykkos but unbelievably charming and a must see as well. Beautiful courtyard, museum, and an amazing view of the village are just a few of the features that attract visitors. Entry is free.
It is worth going for anyone who enjoys history and art! There was a friendly old man, showing us around and explaining the story behind every icon which I found fascinating. You don't have to be a religious person to visit or enjoy this unique Monastery.