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Metamorfosis tou Sotiros Church

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Overlooking the beautiful, old mountainous village of Palaichori, the Metamorfosis tou Sotiros Church (Transfiguration of the Saviour) is an early 16th century chapel that is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The structure is single-aisled with a timber-roof that is characteristic of Troodos region churches. The narthex, which was added by the beginning of the 17th century, extends to the west and south sides of the church and is covered by the same timber roof.

The church’s interior is completely painted with one of the most complete series of murals of the post-Byzantine period in Cyprus. The unknown artist was influenced by the art of the Palaiologan period, but also draws influence from western art.

Region: Troodos area [Lefkosia (Nicosia) district] Address: Palaichori village
Contact No: Tel: +357 99 974 230
Operating Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 – 13:00
Afternoon and weekend visits by prior appointment.
Operating Period: All year round.
Closed on Public Holidays.
Entrance Fee: Free
Disabled Access: Wheelchair accessible.

Courtesy of the CTO