1st Local Route of Limassol Religious Route

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This route starts from Cyprus Mediaeval Museum, which is located inside the Castle of Lemesos (Limassol) and covers with its exhibits a time period of approximately 1.500 years.

The next stop is at the church of Agios Efstathios in Kolossi, a church which dates back to the 12th century, which, in its interior significant frescoes of the 15th century have been salvaged. In the picturesque village of Omodos there is the Monastery of Timios Stavros, which according to tradition, had been established by Agia Eleni and it is here that “Agios Kannavos”, that is, a piece of the rope which tied Jesus Christ on the Cross is kept.

The church of Agia Mavri, located in Koilani, used to be a small monastery while the church of Monogenous is the second parish church of Koilani and dates back to the 17th century. The church of Panagia is a church which also hosts the Ecclesiastical Museum of Koilani. Τhe last stop of this route is at the church of Τimios Stavros in the village of Kouka, which dates back to the 12th century, in which there are preserved frescoes of the 14th and 15th centuries.

Total route length: 72 kilometres.
Start Point: Cyprus Mediaeval Museum (inside the Castle of Lemesos)
End Point: Church of Τimios Stavros, Kouka, Lemesos

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