Geography, Cities, Places, History

Churches, Monasteries

Cyprus, Painted Churches in the Troodos Region - UNESCO World Heritage

Archangelos Michail, Pedoulas | Panagia tis Podithou, Galata | Panagia tis Asinou, oder Panagia tis Forviotissas | Agiou Ioanni tou Lampadistri, Kalopanagiotis (Monastery)| Timiou Stavrou tou Agiasmati , Platanistasa | Timiou Stavrou, Pelentri | Panagia tou Moutoulla | Metamorfoseos Sotira (Agia Sotira), Palaichori | Panagia tou Arakos, Lagoudera | Agiou Nikolaou tis Stegis, Kakopetria

Icons were hidden in various places in the Byzantine Empire during the period when the population was divided over the problem of whether icons should be used or not. Iconophiles tried to protect the icons which were destroyed. Icons were hidden for a long period, their place forgotten until some day they were discovered accidentally. Often on this place a church was build. Cyprus has a large number and type of churches and monasteries (including ancient Temples).



History of Cyprus, Archaeological Sites

Cyprus, Luigi Palma di Cesnola Collection

Tombs of the Kings , Shillourokambos, Kastros

Evagoras king of Salamis (410 - 374 BC) in Cyprus. The son of Nicocles, a previous king of Salamis claimed descent from Teucer, half-brother of Ajax, son of Telamon

Ptolemy I Soter, Ptolemy II Philadephus, Demetrius Poliorcetes (Diadochoi of Alexander the Great, the first two part of the Greek-Macedonian Kings of Egypt)

Ancient Cities

What happened after Lazarus was resurrected? According to the Cypriots he went to Cyprus and was there for some time a bishop of Citium.

Prehistory of Cyprus

Cyprus was controlled partly or completely by Myceneaen Greeks, Phoenicians, Romans, Turks. It was part of the former British Empire and after a long struggle it is now an independent country.

The North Part is occupied by Turkey after the Operation Attila. The Greek part is a member of the European Union.

Old Maps of Cyprus from 1562 to 1914

Vounous Bowl, Cyprus (based on a drawing by Juergen E. Walkowitz)


Aphrodite's , Birthplace, "the Rock of the Greek" (Petra tou Romiou), Cyprus


Sculpture of the Late Bronze Period, 12 th century BC, Enkomi / Priest of Aphrodite, Metropolitan Museum /  Cow (Bronze), Vouni, 5th century BC.

Cyprus, Archaeology Images

The Idol of Pomos

Panagia Kanakaria

Cypriot Art such as Mosaics of Panagia Kanakaria in Lythrangomi were stolen and sold after the occupation of North Cyprus. A few examples were identified and returned back to Cyprus.

Icons from Cyprus





Maps of Cyprus, Pierides Collection, Larnaca

Events : Limassol Edgar Degas – The Complete Sculptures Collection

Nautilus 2010 - Exhibition Portugal

See Attilas 74 , Cyprus Videos


Makarios III the first president of Cyprus and the Kykko Monastery

    Cornaro, Caterina. (Queen of Cyprus) 25 November 1454-10 July 1510, Singleton, Esther, ed. Famous Women Described by Great Writers. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1907.

Fauna and Flora

Detailed Map of Cyprus (PDF 2.4 MB) from The Cyprus Automobile Association

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