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Painted Churches in the Troodos Region

Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My fiancée and I went on a coach trip to Troodos & Kykos the trip was amazing visiting 3 different monastery's and 2 villages. On one of the stops we were told that only a certain nationality could go into a gift shop as one of the tour guides said that the English tourist doesn't spend a money in the... More

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Monmouth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

If you like church architecture, frescoes and icons the Unesco churches in the Troodos are a must. Be prepared for long drives and sometimes quite frustrating circumstances. One morning we headed for Galata. It is a pretty valley and we found the church easily and a couple of bemused German tourists. The church was locked. We'd been told the key... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The famous 10 UNESCO Painted Churches in the Troodos Region are world known for their frescoes and their typical Byzantine architecture. Even if they are tiny, many of them have a lot of history behind and very beautiful sourroundings and show to every foreign tourist that Cyprus have to offer more than just good weather and beaches. Before you visit... More

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I want to review all troodos area: The most interestng part of the country, the heart of it. The monasteries are very nice and the painted churches are well preserved but the highkight are the nice villages and the scenery, in particular the Cedar valley (a must!!). Go for the soul of the country, it's worthwhile both for a cool... More

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Maynooth, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We happened on Panayia tou Araka (Panagia tou Arakas) at the village of Lagoudera when exploring the Troodos area. The architecture was so interesting and the preservation of the paintings amazing. Definitely some of the best examples. There are postcards available in the church and the pictures on these are excellent. Take time to explore the surroundings are on the... More

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Ra'anana, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

To get away from the coast line heat & humidity of the Middle East in the summer I can heartily recommend Piatres [ choice of several hotels] in the Troodos Hills of Cyprus. This is the Greek speaking side of the island and a hire car will bring you right up to the northern border. both the coast to the... More

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

In Troodos area, there are some paited churches dated from 11th -17th century, that are now as UNESCO WORLD HERRITAGE, because of their architecture and their fine wall paintings.On the way from Nicosia to Troodos, the first one is Panayia tis Asinou and then at Galata village is Panayia tis Podithou and Archangelos, at Kakopetria village is Ayios Nicolaos Stegis,... More

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

If you are in the Troodos area, try to include a visit to these churches as part of your itinerary. You should definetely do this if you are renting a car. There are actually 10 churches and as a local i ve only visited 6 of them so far! They are all impressive with magnificent frescoes and interesting architecture. If... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Ranging in building eras from 1100 to 1500 these little stone churches are delightful. Unfortunately many have to be kept locked against thieves and vandals and finding the key holders is hard work! Worth the effort, though.

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Warszawa, Polska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We approach 3 of the 10 churches on the Unesco list and fully understand why they have been put under safety. From the outside most of them do not look astonishing, actually in some smaller cities one could walk next by and not notice what is hidden inside. The quality of the paintings and the small cities they are located... More

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