2nd Local Route of Lefkosia (Nicosia) Religious Route
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2nd Local Route of Lefkosia (Nicosia) Religious Route
2nd Local Route of Lefkosia (Nicosia) Religious Route

The second route in Lefkosia (Nicosia) is in the greater area of the district and starts from Peristerona and the church of Agion Varnava and Ilariona. This church’s main characteristic is its five domes, and as far as frescoes and icons are concerned, only some of the 12th and 15th centuries have been salvaged. A bit further to the south lies the church of Αgia Varvara, which dates back to the 16th century, in the years of Venetian rule.

The next stop is at the church of Panagia tis Asinou in Nikitari, one of the 10 churches included in the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. The route passes through Galata and the church of Panagia tis Podithou, which is also in the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. The next visit is again in the village of Galata to the church of Αrchangelos Michael or Theotokos, and then to the church of Αgios Sozomenos, which was proposed to be included in the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. The route ends in Kakopetria and at Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis, a church of the 13th century which is already one of the 10 UNESCO’S World Heritage Sites of Cyprus.

Total route length: 149 km.

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