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Kykkos monastery and Museum

The best-known and richest monastery of Cyprus, Kykkos Monastery was founded in 1100 and dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It possesses one of three surviving icons ascribed to Saint Luke. It is covered in silver gilt, enclosed in a shrine of tortoise shell and mother of-pearl, and stands in front of the iconostasis. The museum […]

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Agios Lazaros Church and Museum (Larnaka)

The magnificent 9th century stone church of Agios Lazaros was built by Byzantine Emperor Leo VI in the 9th century and restored in the 17th century. The church is one of the most remarkable examples of Byzantine architecture in Cyprus. Saint Lazarus came to Cyprus after being resurrected by Jesus, was ordained as Bishop of […]