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Agios Irakleidios Convent
Agios Irakleidios Convent

Irakleidios, the son of a pagan priest, was ordained Bishop of Tamasos by Saints Paul and Barnabas. He was martyred at the age of 60 and buried in the cave where he had lived, and from where he preached the Gospel. In 400 AD a church was built over his grave.

The monastery was destroyed and rebuilt several times. Today’s buildings date back to 1773 when Archbishop Chrysanthos restored the church and convent cells. The saint’s relics are kept inside the church. Today the monastery functions as a convent.

Region: Lefkosia (Nicosia)
Address: Politiko village, 21km southwest of Lefkosia
GPS coordinates: Lat: 35.025445 Lon: 33.24353
Contact No: Tel: +357 22 623 950, Fax: +357 22 624 176
Operating Hours: Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 12:30 / 15:30 - 18:00
Weekends: 06:00 - 18:00
Operating Period: All year round.
Closed on Public Holidays.
Entrance Fee: Free
  Opening and closing times as well as entrance fees, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.
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