The location of Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean gives it a special religious significance. The island is a treasure trove of religious icons, mosaics and artifacts as well as ecclesiastical architecture. The Byzantine churches of Cyprus with their important architecture, iconography, mosaics, murals and rare icons, the chapels and shrines of the countryside, the monasteries speak for the intense dedication to traditions and the close interconnection of art with religious worship through the centuries. Visitors have the opportunity to come across buildings and places of worship belonging to other doctrines and religions which co-exist in a continuous dialogue promoting the rare historic and cultural palimpsest of Cyprus. The island has seen many important religious events, including the visit of Saint Paul and Saint Barnabas who converted the proconsul to Christianity during the Roman period.

Our company is able to meet and assist at religious and cultural requests, offering the most appropriate route based on each groups' requirements. 

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Below, find some of the most popular routes available in Cyprus as provided by local tourism authorities. These are used as samples and any changes may be easily adjusted. 

Routes are also available for Churches & Monasteries and UNESCO World Heritage Churches.

Religious Route of Larnaca

In the local route of Larnaka (Larnaca), the first stop is at the church of ?gios Lazaros as well as the ?cclesiastical Museum located there since they constitute two of the most significant monuments of Cyprus. In Kiti, there is the church of Panagia tis Aggeloktistis, a very significant Byzantine museum which in its interior lies an arc of an old-Christian church with a mosaic of the 6th century. Heading to Kato Lefkara, the route passes from the church of Archangelos Michael, with beautiful frescoes of the 12th and 15th centuries. The church of ?imios Stavros, in Pano Lefkara is located at a point which has a visual contact with the Monastery of Stavrovouni and in its interior there is a silver cross in remembrance of the Bishop of Amathous. Although not known when it was built, it is certain that the Monastery of Agios Minas, in Vavla, was revived after 1965 when it became a women’s monastery. In Hoirokitia lie the ruins of a monastery which once belonged to Knights Templar and later to Knights Hospitaller and the church of Panagia tou Kampou has some significant frescoes. Pyrga is the last stop of this route and gives the chance to the visitor to visit the Monastery of Stavrovouni, a men’s monastery with a strict ritual, the ?ediaeval Chapel as well as the church of Agia Marina.
Total route length: 73 kilometres.
Start Point: Church of ?gios Lazaros, Larnaka
End Point: Church of Agia Marina, Pyrga

Religious Route of Limassol

This route starts from Cyprus Mediaeval Museum, which is located inside the Castle of Lemesos (Limassol) and covers with its exhibits a time period of approximately 1.500 years. The next stop is at the church of Agios Efstathios in Kolossi, a church which dates back to the 12th century, which, in its interior significant frescoes of the 15th century have been salvaged. In the picturesque village of Omodos there is the Monastery of Timios Stavros, which according to tradition, had been established by Agia Eleni and it is here that “Agios Kannavos”, that is, a piece of the rope which tied Jesus Christ on the Cross is kept. The church of Agia Mavri, located in Koilani, used to be a small monastery while the church of Monogenous is the second parish church of Koilani and dates back to the 17th century. The church of Panagia is a church which also hosts the Ecclesiastical Museum of Koilani. ?he last stop of this route is at the church of ?imios Stavros in the village of Kouka, which dates back to the 12th century, in which there are preserved frescoes of the 14th and 15th centuries.
Total route length: 72 kilometres.
Start Point: Cyprus Mediaeval Museum (inside the Castle of Lemesos)
End Point: Church of ?imios Stavros, Kouka, Lemesos

Religious Route of Paphos

Pafos (Paphos) area bristles with ecclesiastical monuments first on the list being the Palaiochristian Basilica of Chrysopolitissa in Kato Pafos (Kato Paphos). This church has yet another reason to constitute an excellent place of interest and this is its relation to Apostle Pavlos since it still houses the column on which, according to tradition, the Apostle was tied and whipped. In Peristerona, there is the Ecclesiastical Museum, which is hosted by the Archbishopric of Arsinoes and houses icons, canonicals as well as other objects from the villages of the area. The Church of Agia Kyriaki was built on the north aisle of the ruined Palaiochristian Basilica of Chrysopolitissa. In the Holy Bishopric of Pafos there is the ?yzantine Museum whose collection can easily be compared to that of the Archbishop Makarios III Foundation. In Geroskipou, there is the second church of Cyprus with five domes as well as significant frescoes which is dedicated to ?gia Paraskevi and, in Acheleia, we find the Church of Agios Theodosios with significant frescoes which date back to the 13th century one of which depicts the Apostles Petros and Pavlos and a portrait of the donors. The route passes from the churches of Panagia tis Katholikis in Kouklia, the Hermitage “Palaio Egkleistro” in Souskiou and ends in Pano Archimandrita and the Hermitage of Agion Pateron.
Total route length: 53 kilometres.
Start Point: Palaiochristian Basilica of Chrysopolitissa, Kato Pafos
End Point: Hermitage of Agion Pateron, Pano Archimandrita

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