1st Local Route of Lemesos (Limassol) Religious Route
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1st Local Route of Lemesos (Limassol) Religious Route
1st Local Route of Lemesos (Limassol) Religious Route

This route starts from Cyprus Medieval Museum, which is located inside the Castle of Lemesos (Limassol) and covers a time period of approximately 1,500 years through its exhibits. The next stop is at the church of Agios Efstathios in Kolossi, a church that dates back to the 12th century, and where significant frescoes of the 15th century have been salvaged in its interior.

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’ - 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, whilst 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 that 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 km.

 

 

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