Cyprus has a large number of Byzantine monuments resulting in ten of them having such significant historical and artistic value that UNESCO included them in its list of World Heritage Sites.
All ten sites are churches located in Troodos dating from the 11th to
the 17th centuries. In order to have a proper tour, the route was
geographically divided into three regions:
Solea route: Nikitari – Galata - Kakopetria.
Marathasa route: Κalopanagiotis – Moutoulas - Pedoulas.
Pitsilia route: Lagoudera – Platanistasa – Pelendri - Palaichori.
Solea (route length: 138 kilometers), Marathasa (route length: 148 kilometers) and Pitsilia (route length: 97 kilometers).
Monuments in Solea: Church of Panagia tis Asinou or Forviotissa in Nikitari, Churches of Panagia Podithou, Archangelou or Panagia and Agios Sozomenos in Galata and Church of Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis in Kakopetria.
Monuments in Marathasa: Monastery of Agios Ioannis tou Lampadisti in Kalopanagiotis, Church of Panagia in Moutoula and the Church of Archangelos Michael in Pedoulas.
Monuments in Pitsilia: Monastery of Panagia tou Araka in Lagoudera, Church of Stavrou tou Agiasmati in Platanistasa, Monastery of Timios Stavros and Church of Archangelos Michael in Pelendri, Church of Agios Mamas in Louvara and Church of Metamorfosis in Palaichori.