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Mevlevi Tekke, Nicosia

Less than 100 metres south of Kyrenia Gate is the entrance to this small museum. It is housed in the former Muslim monastery (tekke) of the Mevlevi order […]

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Venetian Walls, Nicosia

Construction of the Venetian defence walls that encircle the old town of Nicosia was completed in 1567, three years before the Ottoman invasion. Of the eleven bastions in […]

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Cyprus Under Rome

Rome, though situated far away on the River Tiber in central Italy. was an increasing power in the eastern Mediterranean and elsewhere. By 190 BC it was the […]

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Agia Kyriaki Chrysopolitissa, Paphos

The 12th century stone church of Agia Kyriaki, with a later small belfry and dome, is also known as Panagia Chrysopolitissa (Our Lady of the Golden City). It […]

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Panagia Chrysospiliotissa

This rarely visited subterranean church, southwest of Nicosia, is situated near the village of Kato Deftera. It is dedicated to Our Lady of the Golden Grotto. Originally a […]

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Panagia Chrysorrogiatissa and Beyond…

In a beautiful setting, above the sea, the Chrysorrogiatissa monastery is dedicated to ‘Our Lady of the Golden Pomegranate.’ It features an unusual triangular cloister built of reddish […]

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What is Cypriot Stress?

There are many reasons people get stressed. Here are a few Cypriot ‘stressors’ Pressure from ‘outside sources.’ Those are family, friends, the boss, children and husband or boyfriend. […]

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Kykkos Monastery

Situated on a pine-covered ridge at the edge of the Tillirian Troodos, Kykkos has always played a rather prominent role in the Greek Orthodox church. It acquired immense […]

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Panagia tis Podithou

Dating from 1502, the church was built through the donation of Demetre de Coron and his wife Helen. The church is also known as Panagia Elousa (Our Lady […]

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Curium…

Ancient Kourion (or Curium) was a major centre of cultural, political and religious life. It was home to the centuries-old site of the Sanctuary of Apollo and later […]

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