General Religious Tour -2

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This general route covers the entire eastern part of the island starting and ending in Lefkosia (Nicosia). In this tour, the visitors will have the opportunity to view not only churches and monasteries of the Byzantine period and later but also churches which under Turkish rule were converted into mosques.

An interesting and significant place to visit is the Um Haram Mosque, a significant Muslim monument built after the death of Um Haram, who, as tradition has it, was a relative of Muhammed himself. In Kiti, the church of Panagia tis Aggeloktistis has a mosaic of the 6th century AD. The Monastery of Stavrovouni is a men’s monastery which, according to tradition, was established by Agia Eleni, the mother of Constantine the Great and there lies a piece from the Holy Cross.

Μonuments: Church of Agion Apostolon, Lefkosia (Nicosia) – Church of Agios Antonios, Kellia – Churches of Transfiguration (Metamorphoseos) of Agios Mamas, Agios Georgios Chortakion, Panagia Chortakion, Sotira – Churches of Panagia and Agia Marina, Paralimni – Monastery of Agia Napa, Agia Napa – Church of Agios Lazaros, Larnaka (Larnaca) – Um Haram Mosque or Hala Sultan Mosque, Dromolaxia – Church of Panagia Aggeloktisti, Kiti – Church of Panagia, Kisivili – Church/Mosque Agia Aikaterini, Klavdia – Gothic Church of Panagia Stazousa, Royal Chapel and Agia Marina – Monastery of Stavrovouni, Pyrga.

Start Point: Church of Agion Apostolon, Pera Chorio
End Point: Monastery of Stavrovouni, Pyrga

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