Attractions

Monastery in Mesaoria Villages

Maheras Monastery

It’s a fair hike out to this sprawling monastery perched in the foothills of the eastern spur of the Troödos Mountains and under the all-seeing radar installation on Mt Kionia (1423m) to the south. The Maheras Monas…
Church in Mesaoria Villages

Agios Mamas Church

The somewhat forgotten site of the 16th-century Gothic church of Agios Mamas is like an exercise in nonstarters: it was never finished in the first place, and today the roofless walls and arches built in retrograde …
Historic Site in Mesaoria Villages

Ancient Tamassos

Tamassos’ main claim to fame was its once seemingly endless supply of copper – the mineral from which the name of Cyprus (Kypros in Greek; Kıbrıs in Turkish) is derived. A copper-producing settlement here dates from…
Monastery in Mesaoria Villages

Monastery of Agios Irakleidios

A visit to this historic monastery – a nun's convent since the 1960s – is easily combined with an excursion to the nearby archaeological site of Ancient Tamassos. The original church was built in the 5th century AD,…