Religion

Ecclesiastical Museum of St. Lazarus

St. Lazarus Ecclesiastical Museum is housed in several of the cells located in the courtyard of the church. The exhibition includes significant religious artefacts, icons as well as relics. Some of the most impressive exhibits include Byzantine icons, crosses, gospels and numerous ancient ecclesiastical relics found in Larnaca.

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Agios Rafael and Agia Marina monastery in Xylotymbou

A convent with several churches, small chapels and a museum with agricultural means and tools.

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Agia Maria Church in Alethriko

Agia Maria Church is found in Alethriko Village, a traditional little village in Larnaca. The Russian Professional Boxing Federation initiated the construction of the church. The walls of the church were created by Palekh experts. The iconostasis of the church was painted in Russia. The most impressive ecclesiastical treasure within the church is the 600-year-old […]

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Agia Thekla Monastery

Agia Thekla Monastery is nestled within the heart of Mosfiloti, a picturesque village in Larnaca’s district. The monastery is surrounded by a green-covered valley offering a serene setting.  Similar to Stavrovouni Monastery, Agia Thekla is said to have been founded by Saint Helen during the 4th century. According to the story, Saint Helen prayed to […]

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Stavrovouni Monastery

As legend has it Saint Helena, who was the mother of Emperor Constantine the Great founded Stavrovouni Monastery. Saint Helena was the one who left the remains of the Holy Cross at Stavrovouni Monastery. Stavrovouni Monastery is built on a hilltop, about 750 metres above sea level in the 4th century. The monks who reside […]

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