Unesco Heritage excursions in Cyprus

Unesco Heritage excursions in Cyprus
March 05, 2020

There are three main sites to visit in Cyprus that are under Unesco world heritage sites.

1.     Choirokoitia village is an archaeological site on the island of Cyprus dating from the Neolithic age. Unesco decided to list Choirokoitia as a world heritage site in 1998. Is one of the most important and best preserved prehistoric sites of the eastern Mediterranean.

2.     Painted churches in Troodos region, from Byzantine Empire, is considered to be one of the largest groups of churches and monasteries. A list of 10 monuments are included and provides a great analysis of Byzantine and post Byzantine painting in Cyprus. 

1.   Church of Agios Nikolaos (St. Nicholas) tis Stegis in Kakopetria

2.   Agios Ioannis (St. John) Lampadistis Monastery in Kalopanagiotis

3.   Church of Panagia (The Virgin) Phorviotissa (Asinou) in Nikitari

4.   Church of Panagia (The Virgin) tou Arakou in Lagoudhera

5.   Church of Panagia (The Virgin) in Moutoullas

6.   Church of Archangelos Michael (Archangel Michael) in Pedoulas

7.   Church of Timios Stavros (Holy Cross) in Pelendri

8.   Church of Panagia (The Virgin) Podithou in Galata

9.   Church of Stavros (Holy Cross) Agiasmati in Platanistasa

10. Church of Agia Sotira (of the Transfiguration of the Savior) tou Soteros in Palaichori Oreinis


3.     Paphos is included in the list as it has been since Neolithic period. Worldwide known for Aphrodite, goddess of love, and the mosaics of Nea Paphos as they are among the most beautiful in the world. Paphos attracts millions of visitors every year for the ex ceptional architectural and historic value of tombs, fortresses, palaces, villas and temples.


  | from PAPHOS / POLIS | from LARNACA  | from AYIA NAPA / PROTARAS | from NICOSIA


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