Thursday, June 12, 2014

Saint George of the Greeks Church Ruins

The Saint George of the Greeks Church is located in the city of Famagusta, within the Famagusta district of Northern Cyprus.

 



During the 1360s, the Saint George of the Greeks Church was built with a Gothic-Byzantine style.  In 1751, the church was severely damaged and mostly abandoned, and then an earthquake continued the church's destruction.

It was once considered the second largest church in Famagusta, yet today, this church consists of ruins.

Originally, this church was dedicated to Saint Epifanos (also known as Saint Epiphanios), who was the Archbishop of Salamis.  According to a legend, Saint Epifanos was buried underneath the church floor along with various treasures.
 



The Saint George of the Greeks Church is a lovely site to explore and photograph.
  

Site: Saint George of the Greeks Church Ruins. 

Category: Archaeological Site and Church. 

Location: The city of Famagusta, within the Famagusta district of Northern Cyprus. 

Phone Number: N/A. 

Operating Hours: Daylight hours. 

Entrance Fee: Free. 

Date of Visit: 2013.

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