Discover Cyprus unique Byzantine wall painted steep pitched chapels
Discover with me some of the Troodos-UNESCO listed-steep pitched roof chapels!They are all entirely covered up with magnificent frescoes (wall paintings). Their dates range from the 11th through to the 16th century AD. We will start the tour with the church of Panagia(=All Saint, Virgin Mary) tou Araka, nearby Lagoudera village, built and decorated in 1192 nesting at about 1200 meters above see level. Next we'll move downhill to reach the chapel and deserted monastery of Agios Nicolaos Tis Stegis(St Nicolas of the roof) situated amid lush vegetation and dense forest. This is a double roof building of the 11th century AD containing stunning wall paintings spanning from the 11th through to the 16th century AD. A bit further down the Solea Valley, we'll come across the church of Panagia Tis Podithou dated in the late 15th century AD. Alternatively, we may visit the nearby church of the Archangel Michael or take another route and get down to the famous chapel of Panagia tis Asinou, by Nikitari village (1100 AD).
- Take the mountain road via Trimiklini and then Kyperounda village, pass Lagoudera and come to the old monastery and church of Panagia Tou Araka .
-Come back to the Karvounas junction and drive down the Solea valley, before Kakopetria village turn left towards Agios Nicolaos Tis Stegis.
- Get back to the main road and head for Galata village. Visit the two chapels just next to that village.
- Leave for Koutrafas, turn towards Nikitari and drive straight to the outstanding monument of Panagia tis Asinou . This is perhaps the high light of the tour as it is like a real museum of the Byzantine art of various periods.
-Return to Limassol.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel
Duration: 8 hours
Old Mercedes 1800 with AC
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 Euros - Food ,church admission fees, post cards.
- Personal Expenses
I am not permitted to guide in Russian and Spanish languages - only English, French and German