The individual descriptions are almost entirely from Wikipedia

The Troodos Mountains are known for the many Byzantine churches and monasteries, richly decorated with murals, of which the Kykkos monastery is the richest and most famous. Nine churches and one monastery in Troodos together form a World Heritage Site. The Painted Churches in the Troodos Region are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The nine Byzantine churches and the monastery are:

The Troodos Mountains sites are more examples of the many sites of Ancient Civilizations that I visited during my travels.

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Troodos Mountains

View Pedoulas
View of Pedoulas. (985k)
Small Church Between
Small church between Amiantos and Karvounas. (972k)
Apse Small Church
Apse of the small church. (1022k)
Mosaic Small Church
Mosaic on the small church. (921k)
Small Chapel
Small chapel. (810k)

Monastery of Archangel Michael in Monagri

Church Monagri Monastery
Church in the Monagri monastery. (645k)
Painting Monagri Monastery
Painting in the Monagri monastery. (835k)
Painting Monagri Monastery
Painting in the Monagri monastery. (667k)
Mosaic Monagri Monastery
Mosaic in the Monagri monastery. (1045k)
Carved Stone Monagri
Carved stone in the Monagri monastery. (937k)
Bell Tower Monagri
Bell tower in the Monagri monastery. (848k)

Church of Archangelos Michail (Archangel Michael) in Pedoulas

According to the dedicatory inscription above the north entrance, the church was built and decorated with frescoes in 1474, with the donation of priest Vasilios Chamados.

This church is part of the Painted Churches in the Troodos Region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Church Archangelos Michail
Church of Archangelos Michail. (830k)
Church Archangelos Michail
Church of Archangelos Michail. (873k)
Interior Church Archangelos
Interior of the Church of Archangelos Michail. (900k)
Wall Painting Church
Wall painting in the Church of Archangelos Michail. (956k)
Wall Painting Church
Wall painting in the Church of Archangelos Michail. (868k)
Wall Painting Church
Wall painting in the Church of Archangelos Michail. (952k)
Wall Painting Church
Wall painting in the Church of Archangelos Michail. (932k)

Kykkos Monastery

The Holy Monastery of the Virgin of Kykkos was founded around the end of the 11th century by the Byzantine emperor Alexios I Komnenos (1081–1118). There are no remains of the original monastery as it was burned down many times. It is famous for the icon of the Virgin Mary, that is claimed to have been painted by the Apostle Luke.

Kykkos Monastery
Kykkos Monastery. (739k)
Entrance Monastery Mosaics
Entrance to the monastery with mosaics. (908k)
Mosaic Entrance Monastery
Mosaic at the entrance to the monastery. (1109k)
Mosaic Entrance Monastery
Mosaic at the entrance to the monastery. (1158k)
Main Courtyard
Main courtyard. (730k)
Small Courtyard
Small courtyard. (799k)
Entrance Chapels Mosaics
Entrance to one of the chapels with mosaics and frescoes. (769k)
Hallway Ceiling Frescoes
Hallway with ceiling frescoes. (773k)
Hallway Wall Mosaics
Hallway with wall mosaics and frescoes. (921k)
Large Wall Mosaic
Large wall mosaic. (1047k)
Wall Mosaic
Wall mosaic. (920k)
Wall Mosaic
Wall mosaic. (1104k)
Wall Mosaic
Wall mosaic. (1029k)
Wall Mosaic
Wall mosaic. (943k)
Wall Mosaic
Wall mosaic. (1043k)
Wall Mosaic
Wall mosaic. (1042k)
Wall Mosaic
Wall mosaic. (1177k)
Wall Mosaic
Wall mosaic. (1098k)
Wall Mosaic
Wall mosaic. (1046k)
Wall Mosaic
Wall mosaic. (721k)
Wall Mosaic
Wall mosaic. (787k)
Wall Mosaic
Wall mosaic. (843k)
Wall Mosaic
Wall mosaic. (842k)
Wall Mosaic
Wall mosaic. (1115k)
Wall Mosaic
Wall mosaic. (1128k)
Wall Mosaic
Wall mosaic. (1033k)
Wall Mosaic Wall
Wall mosaic and wall painting. (1013k)
Wall Painting
Wall painting. (879k)
Wall Painting
Wall painting. (814k)
Wall Painting
Wall painting. (760k)
Wall Painting
Wall painting. (864k)
Wall Painting
Wall painting. (661k)

Agios Ioannis (St. John) Lampadistis Monastery in Kalopanagiotis

The founding date of Agios Ioannis (St. John) Lampadistis Monastery is not known. The monastery church dates back to the 11th century.

This monastery is part of the Painted Churches in the Troodos Region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Agios Ioannis Lampadistis
Agios Ioannis Lampadistis Monastery. (816k)
Agios Ioannis Lampadistis
Agios Ioannis Lampadistis Monastery. (904k)
Agios Ioannis Lampadistis
Agios Ioannis Lampadistis Monastery. (936k)
Agios Ioannis Lampadistis
Agios Ioannis Lampadistis Monastery. (652k)
Church Kalopanagiotis
Church in Kalopanagiotis. (886k)

Church of Panagia (The Virgin) tou Moutoulla

The Church of Panagia tou Moutoulla is one of the earliest-dated examples of the steep-pitched wooden roof type with frescoes. It was built in around 1280.

This church is part of the Painted Churches in the Troodos Region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Church Panagia Tou
Church of Panagia tou Moutoulla. (763k)
Church Panagia Tou
Church of Panagia tou Moutoulla. (657k)
Interior Church Panagia
Interior of the Church of Panagia tou Moutoulla. (762k)
Interior Church Panagia
Interior of the Church of Panagia tou Moutoulla. (842k)
Interior Church Panagia
Interior of the Church of Panagia tou Moutoulla. (732k)
Wall Painting Church
Wall painting in the Church of Panagia tou Moutoulla. (952k)
Wall Painting Church
Wall painting in the Church of Panagia tou Moutoulla. (947k)
Wall Painting Church
Wall painting in the Church of Panagia tou Moutoulla. (982k)
Wall Painting Church
Wall painting in the Church of Panagia tou Moutoulla. (882k)
Wall Painting Church
Wall painting in the Church of Panagia tou Moutoulla. (965k)

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

The Church of St. Nicholas of the Roof (Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis) is part of an 11th-century Byzantine monastery. The church is the only surviving Middle Byzantine katholikon (monastery church) in Cyprus during the 11th century. It is mentioned from the 13th century in surviving texts. You are not allowed to take pictures in this church.

This church is part of the Painted Churches in the Troodos Region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Church Agios Nikolaos
Church of Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis. (871k)

Church of Timios Stavros (Holy Cross) in Pelendri

The original church was built in the 12th century as a single-aisle domed building. The apse of this building has been preserved during the subsequent rebuilding efforts. The original wall paintings in the apse date to 1171/1172.

This church is part of the Painted Churches in the Troodos Region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Church Timios Stavros
Church of Timios Stavros. (691k)
Church Timios Stavros
Church of Timios Stavros. (891k)
Altar Decorations Church
Altar decorations in the Church of Timios Stavros. (1003k)
Altar Decorations Church
Altar decorations in the Church of Timios Stavros. (989k)
Wall Paintings Church
Wall paintings in the Church of Timios Stavros. (871k)

Panagia tis Amasgou Monastery

The small church in the Panagia tis Amasgou Monastery is single-aisled and barrel-vaulted with a second timber roof with hook-shaped roof tiles. The original church was built at the end of the 11th century and is adorned with excellent 12th, 13th and 16th century wall paintings.

Panagia Tis Amasgou
Panagia tis Amasgou Monastery. (843k)
Panagia Tis Amasgou
Panagia tis Amasgou Monastery. (800k)
Courtyard Monastery
Courtyard in the monastery. (875k)
Wall Mosaic Monastery
Wall mosaic in the monastery. (906k)
Decorations Monastery Church
Decorations in the monastery church. (785k)
Decorations Monastery Church
Decorations in the monastery church. (1084k)
Crucifix Monastery Church
Crucifix in the monastery church. (889k)
Wall Paintings Monastery
Wall paintings in the monastery church. (906k)
Wall Paintings Monastery
Wall paintings in the monastery church. (753k)
Oldest Wall Paintings
One of the oldest wall paintings in the monastery church. (776k)

Alassa

Pano Mantilaris, near Alassa, was a late bronze-age settlement, dating to 1650 - 1100 BCE.

Church Ruin Alassa
Church ruin near Alassa. (729k)
Small Church Alassa
Small church near Alassa. (673k)
Pano Mantilaris
Pano Mantilaris. (1019k)

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Cyprus
Main page for Cyprus

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