Church Panagia Angeloktisti, Kiti

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  • Despite being a ten minute drive from Larnaka international airport, this Byzantine Church is little known. Is probably one of the most beautiful churches in Cyprus with interiors of a shocking beauty. Moreover, recently came to light the Byzantine mosaics of the apse, worthy of the churches of Ravenna. For those without their own transport, from Larnaca you can participate in organized trips.
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  • Beautifully kept, worship has been held since the 5th century and an amazing mosaic in remarkable condition to prove it (you have to look into the enclosed area for the priests to see it). Filled with...  more »
  • This is an 11th century church built upon an earlier 6th century church. A must visit if you’re in the neighbourhood. 11th century! The battle of Hastings was in the 11th century!  more »
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  • Beautiful building, old historic place, but I was disappointed by their work program. They are closed from 16.30.
  • Beautifull church.
  • Panagia Angeloktisti Church is one of the oldest churches in Cyprus. Extant Byzantine church built in the 11th century on the ruins of the early Christian Church. Great artistic and spiritual value represents the 6th century mosaic depicting the Virgin Mary with the baby Jesus surrounded by the Archangels Michael and Gabriel. Similar mosaics have been preserved in good condition only in another Church in Cyprus-Church of our Lady of Kanakarias in the northern area of Cyprus, this temple is mentioned in all the major works on early iconography. With the construction of the first Christian Church, there are several legends. One of them is that the inhabitants of the neighbouring Kition (modern Larnaca) began construction of a new Church of our Lady, but didn't find it in the morning. Construction for the night was moved to another location. The next night, intrigued residents decided to follow the Church. At night the heavens opened, and the host of angels descended to Earth. The Church, of extraordinary beauty and grace, was completed in one night. «Angeloktisti "means" built by angels ". During the Arab raids on Cyprus VII-IX centuries the Church was partially destroyed. In the 11th century, on the basis of the destroyed building was rebuilt Byzantine Church, preserved to the present day. Ancient mosaic was closed with a layer of plaster, it was accidentally discovered only in 1952, with the restoration of the temple. In the 12th century, a chapel was erected nearby in honor of Saints bessrebrennikov Cosma e Damiano, and in XIV-Roman Catholic Chapel, which today is the entrance to the temple. This chapel was built on the money their aristocratic family coat of arms adorns the entrance to the chapel. In the Park next to the temple, by the altar, it grows one of the oldest trees on the island, protected by the State.
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  • A beautiful church space and exterior and Interior, every Sunday is filled with world in the morning going to attend the morning operation. Fortunately it has been round the Church space enough for many cars so everyone can park.
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  • The Church was built by angels! Objazatelka to visit! Inside the Mosaic 6 century.
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