Friday, July 4, 2014

Panagia Chrysopiliotissa Church

The Panagia Chrysopiliotissa Church is located in Kato Deftera Village, which is about 11 km from the city of Nicosia, within the Nicosia district of Cyprus.
 

 
This church is built inside a natural sandstone cave that was once a series of ancient catacombs, until it was converted and enlarged to form a small church during the early Christian era.

The walls of the cave church would have featured ancient frescoes, yet these have since been destroyed.  This type of church built within a cave is quite rare on the island of Cyprus.

Today, visitors are able to tour three rooms--the church and two souvenir shops--within the caves.
 








The Panagia Chrysopiliotissa Church is an interesting place for tourists and locals to explore.


Site: Panagia Chrysopiliotissa Church. 

Category: Church. 

Location: Kato Deftera Village and about 11 km from the city of Nicosia within the Nicosia district of Cyprus. 

Phone Number: 25305419. 

Operating Hours: N/A. 

Entrance Fee: Free. 

Date of Visit: 2011.

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