Painted Churches in the Troodos Region

Painted Churches in the Troodos Region

The Painted Churches in the Troödos Region are a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Troödos Mountains of central Cyprus. The site comprises ten Byzantine churches and monasteries all richly decorated with Byzantine and post-Byzantine murals:

Ayios Nikolaos tis Steyis (Saint Nicholas of the Roof) in Kakopetria
Ayios Ionannis Lampadistis (Saint John Lampadistis) in Kalopanayiotis
Panagia (Church of Our Lady) Phorbiotissa (or Asinou) in Nikitari
Panagia tou Arakou in Lagoudhera
Panagia tou Moutoulla in Moutoullas
Church of the Archangel Michael in Pedhoulas
Timios Stavros (Church of the Holy Cross) in Pelendri
Panagia Podhithou (Church of the Virgin Podithou) in Galata
Stavros Ayiasmati (Church of the Holy Cross of Ayiasmati) in Platanistasa
Metamorfosis tou Sotiros (Transfiguration of the Saviour) in Palaichori
Initially nine of these churches were designated by UNESCO in 1985 with the church in Palaichori added to the list in 2001. The Church of Panagia Chrysokourdaliotissa in Kourdali, Spilia, was submitted as a potential further extension in 2002 and currently resides on the Tentative List.

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The Painted Churches in the Troödos Region are a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Troödos Mountains of central Cyprus.

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