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Kakopetria churches

Kakopetria is a popular hill resort with a beautiful central square and many traditional houses that have been restored. The old quarter of the village is a listed area where old houses have been carefully restored or reconstructed. The small 16th century church of Panayia Theotokos still retains about half of its original wall paintings. The same applies to the Church of Ayios Georgios Perachoritis, to the east of the village dating to the early 16th century.

The Church of Ayios Nikolaos tis Stegis
The Church of Ayios Nikolaos tis Stegis (St. Nicholas of the Roof) stands about 5km from Kakopetria. It once belonged to a monastery complex. It is covered entirely in wall paintings dating from the 11th to the 17th centuries and is considered one of the most interesting Byzantine churches on the island. It derives its name from its pitched wooden roof. The church is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Courtesy of the CTO

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