nice church in a beautiful location. Doors are locked,-you have to call in order to be let in (phone on the door)
The Panayia of Asinou is a small church with wall paintings dating from 12th to 17th century. You can also have goog taste cyprus meze at Stavros Tavern just opposite the church.
Panagia Asinou church is great! very small and cute. We were not charged with an entrance fee. It is only two rooms big but covered in wall frescos in styles that are very unique after seeing other churches in the Troodos Area.
We visited that unique and beautiful church in April 2010, when we made a tour in Cyprus for few days. In the way to Kakopetria travelling through Trodos Mountains we stoped and enjoyed the view of the Church of Our Lady of Asinou, that being the only part which remained from the Monastery of Phorvia and is near the village... More
It is a very nice church, in the middle of nowhere (try to avoid the restaurants near there) continue traveling to other areas for food further either to Troodos, kakopetria etc. Make sure before you drive of the timetable of the church (when it is open).
A pretty little church with impressive frescoes. But this is just one of the mediaval churches one can visit on the mountains of the Troodos. Other beautiful even if simple churches include Panayia tou Araka, St John Lampadistis (in the pretty village of Kalopanayiotis). It would be greart pity if visitors only stay on the coast and miss on these... More
Since that church is in the UNESCO HERITAGE Cataloque you have to visit it firstly for the whole envirometn =, it is in the forest with pine trees all over.... you can take a rest at the nearby restaurant or continue your way to troodos mountain or kikkos monastry... is on the way....
You should visit this little jewel of byzantine art and see the well preserved icons. No books in Greek unfortunately, but a lot of options in english and russian.
I had the chance for a month to visit daily the church for a university program. The feeling you get in the church when you know the history having listened to the holy anthems so many times is amazing. Also the unspoilt view from there gives you a feeling of tranquility and self discovery. I often found my self wondering... More
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