Friday, 24 January 2020

Painted Churches in the Troodos Region

This site comprises ten painted churches in the Troodos Region. Initially there were 9 but another one was added later. I though that was lucky to have one postcard with one of the churches, now I'm luckier to have a postcard with the first 9 churches inscribed!

Agios Nikolaos Church, Kakopetria
This region is characterized by one of the largest groups of churches and monasteries of the former Byzantine Empire. The complex of 10 monuments included on the World Heritage List, all richly decorated with murals, provides an overview of Byzantine and post-Byzantine painting in Cyprus. They range from small churches whose rural architectural style is in stark contrast to their highly refined decoration, to monasteries such as that of St John Lampadistis. - in:

Painted Churches in the Troodos Region
This postcard was sent by Javier

The ten churches: (in red what I already have)

  • Ayios Nikolaos tis Steyis (Saint Nicholas of the Roof) in Kakopetria
  • Ayios Ionannis Lampadistis (Saint John Lampadistis) in Kalopanayiotis
  • Panagia (Church of Our Lady) Phorbiotissa (or Asinou) in Nikitari
  • Panagia tou Arakou in Lagoudhera
  • Panagia tou Moutoulla in Moutoullas
  • Church of the Archangel Michael in Pedhoulas
  • Timios Stavros (Church of the Holy Cross) in Pelendri
  • Panagia Podhithou (Church of the Virgin Podithou) in Galata
  • Stavros Ayiasmati (Church of the Holy Cross of Ayiasmati) in Platanistasa
  • Metamorfosis tou Sotiros (Transfiguration of the Saviour) in Palaichori

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