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Painted Churches in the Troodos Region

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Incredibly beautiful trail of churches

The Troodos region of Cyprus is famed for many things including its incredibly beautiful collection of 'painted churches' which we strongly recommend anyone to visit who is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Alnwick, United Kingdom

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Troodos region of Cyprus is famed for many things including its incredibly beautiful collection of 'painted churches' which we strongly recommend anyone to visit who is interested in ecclesiastical history and ecclesiastical art. In all there are 10 monuments which are included on the UNESCO World Heritage List, all finely decorated with murals and which represent the Byzantine and... More 

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Karachi, Pakistan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

For anyone who loves history and art, this is the tour for you. Rent a car and drive to see these hidden gems. It will be something you remember forever!

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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

If it wasn't for the UNESCO World Heritage list inscription, we probably wouldn't have gone and it would be a pity. These churches are a hidden marvel of the Troodos Region. There's exactly ten od them, if you write the same name as this attraction name here in Tripadvisor to Google, go to either UNESCO website or Wikipedia and you... More 

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Malta
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

The original painted churches are quite unique in Cyprus. The smaller and the more unassuming they are in the Troodos, the more charming is their simplicity. They are a treasure for the Orthodox Church but also cherished as culture and shared heritage. The Byzantine symbolism and imagery are artfully depicted in the iconography, so meticulously beautiful that takes you by... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

I don't normally use this words, but these churches are beyond my wildest expectations. If you like and are interested is unique paintings from the Byzantine Empire, this is the unique place to visit. All of the churches close at 16:00 except for St. John Lampadistis in Kalopanagiotis which closes at 18:00. A full day is not enough but well... More 

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Enfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 July 2016

One of the 10 UNESCO-listed painted churches in the Troodos region. Situated in the south of Pelendri village, the directions are well signposted from the main road. The key-holder magically appeared when we arrived and showed us around the church. Signed the visitors book which showed that not enough people visit this place. A beautiful church

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Knebworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 March 2016

Visited several churches in the Troodos region including Panayia tou Araka and Agios Nicholas, and Panagia odigitria both in Galata. All the churches in the area are beautiful with Fresco's and Icons. A lot of them were locked but by using the Berlitz guide we managed to find people who could unlock them. In the afternoon we drove to Lagoudera... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

What staggering pieces of history and so beautiful. The faith of those who built, decorate and now maintain them is clear and remarkable. The outsides are mainly simple and the interiors are breathtaking. Just make sure they are open or you know where to pick up the key!!! They can be a long way from anywhere!

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Magliano Sabina, Italy
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Reviewed 23 June 2015

Lots of pine trees, good hiking, much cooler than coast, pretty towns, good restaurants, interesting little shops.

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Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

Very good condition. ...spectacular view..very clean was built 1954 the walls the roof is very nice also we had a short chat with the prise fot 5 minutes. ..its just great place to visit

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