3rd Local Route of Lefkosia (Nicosia) Religious Route
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3rd Local Route of Lefkosia (Nicosia) Religious Route
3rd Local Route of Lefkosia (Nicosia) Religious Route

This route, which is the third for Lefkosia (Nicosia), starts from Kato Deftera and the Spileo (cave) of Panagia tis Chrysospiliotissas with frescoes of the 14th century, where a large festival is held on August 15.

In Politiko, visitors will see the Μonastery of Agios Irakleidios, a women’s monastery, which can tell the entire history of the Orthodox Church. The renowned Μonastery of Panagia tou Machaira is the next stop of the route. Visitors have the opportunity to see one of the most significant monasteries of Cyprus - built in the 12thcentury with funds from Byzantine Emperors.

In Fikardou, one can admire the folk architecture of the village, which was declared, in its entirety, as an ancient monument by UNESCO. In Palaichori, the route passes from the church of Panagia tis Chrysopantanassas, which is located in the centre of the village, and by the Εcclesiastical Museum located very near to the church.

In Agrokipia, the last part of the route lies the church of the Μonastery of Agios Panteleimonos Acheras with interesting icons and a wood carved iconostasis, characteristic of the ecclesiastical art under Turkish rule.

Total route length: 73 km.

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