Cyprus Sights



Asinou Church Review

One of the best preserved painted churches in Cyprus, Asinou Church (also known as Panagia Forviotissa) was built in the early 12th century; it's a UNESCO World Heritage site located about 3 km (2 miles) south of Nikitari village. The church's brightly colored frescoes—which cover the entire inside of the structure—date from the 12th to the 17th centuries. If there isn't a church caretaker around to let you in, you'll need to stop by Nikitari village to ask for the priest to escort you; he can usually be found at the local kafeneio (coffeehouse).

    Contact Information

  • Address: 3 km (2 miles) south of Nikitari, Nikitari
  • Phone: 99/830329
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 9:30–1 and 2–4; Sun. 10–4
  • Location: Troodos Mountains
Updated: 12-05-2012

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