Ioannis Lampadistis (John Lampadistis Monastery), Kalopanagiotis

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  • the small monastery is located in a Valley and is a little gem! The buildings of the plant are small and compact, enclose a courtyard. The Church is completely painted with ancient frescoes inside, show the stories from the old and the New Testament. In an adjoining building remains of a mill and bakery. Also: nearby, in a few minutes a sulphur spring is on along the River to reach (with helpful information board).
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  • First Church, that we visited was the Church of St. John Lampadista. We followed the Navigator, but even it managed collapsed several times not to go there, because it is often very narrow road was simply not visible from cars, as sharply went down. When we drove through the Village Road stopped so narrow that the machine between the mirrors and walls remained no more than 10 cm. At the end of the day we arrived. The territory is small, the Church, like many churches in the region, known as "the Church under the roof", was covered with wooden gable roof. Inside, we saw the stunning beauty of the frescoes, bright colors and detailed drawing faces. Photographed in the Church it was impossible, but I naturally managed to take some pictures. In the church there is the tomb of John Lampadista and silver Ark with his relics. Here we joined a small group of Russian tourists who are accompanied by Guide Leonidas. In the 12 century in family of priest from the village of Lamp was the son of John. When he was twenty years old, his parents decided to marry, but John wanted to become a monk, that did not like the bride's family and they decided to poison. John survived, but became blind. (Can poison became methyl alcohol?:) He became a monk at the monastery of Iraklidija and died at the age of 22 years. After his death, near the grave of miraculous healings have occurred. John was erected in a rank of the Saints, and then the same monastery was renamed in his honour-St. John Lampadista.
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  • This is a place of Christian worship and is also a very secret place with Unesco protected frescos on the walls. You can visit even if you are agnostic however please remember that monks are still act...  more »
  • Good place to visit for some culture and Byzantine history!
  • Very beautiful and inimitable monastery, with an interesting courtyard. There is a museum with old icons. Near flowing river which combined two healing source. Recommend, even in summer, flowing river.
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  • Very nice and beautiful. Worth the visitors do.
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  • Very beautiful monastery. Since 1985, is included, along with nine other Byzantine churches in Troodos, in the UNESCO world cultural heritage of UNESCO
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  • A beautiful monastery. Visit the next next!!!
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