Antiphonitis: church exterior [Source]

Antiphonitis: church interior - frescoes on walls and pillars interior of dome, note lancet windows for scale [Source]

Antiphonitis is a 12th century domed church (monastery) about 30 km East of Kyrenia , Cyprus. It is reached from the network of tracks in the area of the Herbarium and Esentepe, situated with a view of the sea.

The dome is supported by eight pillars, four built into the walls and four free-standing. It is understood that this is the last church of this style remaining in Cyprus. It has an array of frescoes on the walls and on the pillars, most of them retaining a lot of colour, and the inside of the dome is covered by a painting of Christ enthroned. Some of the paintings are from the 12th century and some, including the Christ in the dome, from the 15th. It is very isolated.

Districts of Cyprus

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