Local Route of Larnaka Religious Route
In the local route of Larnaka (Larnaca), the first stop is at the church of Αgios Lazaros as well as the Εcclesiastical Museum located there since they constitute two of the most significant monuments of Cyprus. In Kiti, there is the church of Panagia tis Aggeloktistis, a very significant Byzantine museum which in its interior lies an arc of an old-Christian church with a mosaic of the 6th century. Heading to Kato Lefkara, the route passes from the church of Archangelos Michael, with beautiful frescoes of the 12th and 15th centuries. The church of Τimios Stavros, in Pano Lefkara is located at a point which has a visual contact with the Monastery of Stavrovouni and in its interior there is a silver cross in remembrance of the Bishop of Amathous. Although not known when it was built, it is certain that the Monastery of Agios Minas, in Vavla, was revived after 1965 when it became a women’s monastery.

In Hoirokitia lie the ruins of a monastery which once belonged to Knights Templar and later to Knights Hospitaller and the church of Panagia tou Kampou has some significant frescoes.

Pyrga is the last stop of this route and gives the chance to the visitor to visit the Monastery of Stavrovouni, a men’s monastery with a strict ritual, the Μediaeval Chapel as well as the church of Agia Marina.

Total route length: 73 kilometres.
Church of Αgios Lazaros, Larnaka
Church of Agia Marina, Pyrga
Church In Lefkara Village
Panoramic Image
Stavrovouni Monastery
A 4th century monastery built on the edge on a rocky peak
Royal Chapel
Of the most attractive surviving structures of the Frankish period
Angeloktisti Church
Built by angels...
Agios Lazaros Church
One of the most significant Byzantine monuments of the island
Agios Minas Convent
A 15th century convent