Cyprus Sights

Asinou Church

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 01/15/2016

Fodor's 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).

Sight Information

Address:

3 km (2 miles) south of Nikitari, Nikitári, Lefkosia, Cyprus

Phone:

/9983/0329

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Mon.–Sat. 9:30–1, 2–4, Sun. 10–4

Published 01/15/2016

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