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Multi-cultural Christian Cyprus Tolerant to other Religions and Doctrines - Route B Religious Route
Multi-cultural Christian Cyprus Tolerant to other Religions and Doctrines - Route B Religious Route

This route is very pleasant and covers half of the island.

The route: Lefkosia (Nicosia) - Pyrga - Monastery of Stavrovouni - Bishopric of Lemesos (Limassol) - Τimi - Pafos (Paphos), Ktima - Chrysochou - Poli Chrysochous - Pelathousa and Lysos.

Starting from Lefkosia, you reach Pyrga to visit the royal Latin chapel with Byzantine frescoes and then move on to Stavrovouni to visit the Monastery of Timios Stavros, where a piece of the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified is kept. Thereafter, you pass Lemesos and Kourio to reach Timi, where you will visit a small church that was converted into a mosque under Turkish rule. In Ktima, you once again come across a mosque, which used to be an Orthodox church dedicated to Agia Sofia. During the entire route, you will come across many monuments, which relate to the multi-cultural side of Cyprus.

Monuments: Royal Chapel and Church of Agia Marina, Pyrga - Church / Mosque of Agios Georgios, Bishopric of Lemesos - Mosque / Church of Agia Sofia, Τimi - Church / Mosque of Agia Sofia, Κtima, Pafos- Mosque / Church of Agios Nikolaos, Chrysohou - Mosque / Church of Agios Andronikos, Polis Chrysochous - Mosque / Church of Agia Aikaterini and Church of Panagia Pelathousa Chortainis - Church of Panagia Chryseleousa, Lysos.

Total route length: 82 km.

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