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Fantastic churches but hit and miss on whether they will be open

Cyprus seems to be a country where allot of it is shut!! This also applies to these incredible... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Superpear
,
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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Incredibly beautiful trail of churches

The Troodos region of Cyprus is famed for many things including its incredibly beautiful collection... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
profjoypc
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cyprus seems to be a country where allot of it is shut!! This also applies to these incredible painted churches. The churches themselves score a 5/5, but it is all let down by the promise of being open but isn't. Hence the 4/5 rating. There...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2017

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...More

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Reviewed April 10, 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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Reviewed February 6, 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...More

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Reviewed September 7, 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...More

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Reviewed July 24, 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...More

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Reviewed July 2, 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...More

Thank Graham R
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Reviewed March 9, 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...More

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Reviewed August 30, 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...More

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Reviewed June 23, 2015

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

Thank Jocelyn S
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We rented a car and drove to each via our lonely planet guide of Cyprus but am sure there are people who will take you from one of the hotels
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