WORLD HERITAGE SITES

Church of Ayios Sozomenos, Galata (extension to “Painted Churches in the Troodos Region”)

Date of Submission: 04/02/2002

Category: Cultural

Submitted by:
Ministry of Communications and Works Department of Antiquities Nicosia

Coordinates: UTM WGS 84Eastings: 490700Northings: 3872700

Ref.: 1670

A single-aisled church of the steep-pitched roof type with a later enclosure to which the roof was extended. Situated in the middle of the old village, it retains its complete series of wall-paintings in the post-Byzantine style which are precisely dated in 1513 and painted by the hand of Simeon Axenti. It preserves its complete series of wall-paintings in the post-Byzantine style.

Church of Ayios Mamas, Louvaras (extension to “Painted Churches in the Troodos”)

Date of Submission: 04/02/2002

Category: Cultural

Submitted by:
Ministry of Communications and Works Department of Antiquities Nicosia

Coordinates: UTM WGS 84Eastings: 503900Northings: 3855000

Ref.: 1671

This is a small chapel of the steep-pitched roof type situated in the middle of the village of Louvaras. It was erected in 1455 and decorated in 1495 by the painter Philip Goul. It preserves its complete series of wall-paintings in the post-Byzantine style.

Church of Panayia Chrysokourdaliotissa, Kourdali (extension to “Painted Churches in the Troodos Region”)

Date of Submission: 04/02/2002

Category: Cultural

Submitted by:
Ministry of Communications and Works Department of Antiquities Nicosia

Coordinates: UTM WGS 84 Eastings: 495400 Northings: 3870200

Ref.: 1672

A three-aisled church of the steep-pitched roof type with flat hooked tiles. The aisles of the church are divided from the nave by wooden arcades. The church retains a considerable number of paintings of the early 16th century. They are of an Italo-Byzantine style and iconography. Its wood-carved gilded iconostavis is a fine example of early 16th century work with a contemporary series of icons in the same style.

The rural settlement of Fikardou

Date of Submission: 04/02/2002

Category: Cultural

Submitted by:
Ministry of Communications and Works Department of Antiquities Nicosia

Coordinates: UTM Grid W.G.S. 84-Datum-515660 m.East 3868500 m. North

Ref.: 1673

Fikardou is an excellent example of a traditional mountain settlement, which has preserved its 18’h and 19th century physiognomy and architecture, as well as its natural environment. The main aesthetic quality is the integrity and authenticity of the village, which is in complete harmony with its environment.

Mathiatis South

Date of Submission: 04/02/2002

Category: Mixed

Submitted by:
Ministry of Communications and Works Department of Antiquities Nicosia

Coordinates: N 3867600 – N 3867800 E 531500 – E 531800

Ref.: 1674

Themes
Cultural landscapes

NB- This site has to be considered as part of the Troodos ophiolite, a 90 million year old fragment of extremely well-preserved oceanic crust. This is an excellent example of a Cyprus type volcanogenic massive sulphide deposit where the upper oxidised part has not been destroyed. Ancient (Roman) galleries and adits are preserved in the walls of the open pit as are the various “ochres” of the gossan zone.

Kionia

Date of Submission: 04/02/2002

Category: Natural

Submitted by:
Ministry of Communications and Works Department of Antiquities Nicosia

Coordinates: N 3864000 – N 3865000 E 517000 – E 518000

Ref.: 1675

NB- This site has to be considered as part of the Troodos ophiolite, a 90 million year old fragment of extremely well-preserved oceanic crust. In an excellent road section the sheeted Dyke Complex (layer 2) of oceanic crust is superbly exposed. Spreading processes and hydrothermal alteration within this part of the oceanic crust can be studied here.

Khandria

Date of Submission: 04/02/2002

Category: Natural

Submitted by:
Ministry of Communications and Works Department of Antiquities Nicosia

Coordinates: N 3866800 – N 3867200 E 499600 – E 500000

Ref.: 1676

NB- This site has to be considered as part of the Troodos ophiolite, a 90 million year old fragment of extremely well-preserved oceanic crust. Still deeper into the oceanic crust (layer 2b) this is a most clear example of magmatic processes at this level and a demonstration of the existence of small multiple magma chambers at spreading, ridges.

Troodos, Mt. Olympus

Date of Submission: 04/02/2002

Category: Natural

Submitted by:
Ministry of Communications and Works Department of Antiquities Nicosia

Coordinates: N 3862000 – N 3868000E 484000 – E 489000

Ref.: 1677

NB- This site has to be considered as part of the Troodos ophiolite, a 90 million year old fragment of extremely well-preserved oceanic crust.
This is a site where the lower part of the oceanic crustal and upper mantle sequences are well exposed and where lower crustal and mantle processes can be studied and demonstrated.

Malounta Bridge

Date of Submission: 04/02/2002

Category: Natural

Submitted by:
Ministry of Communications and Works Department of Antiquities Nicosia

Coordinates: N 3877000 – N 3878000 E 516000 – E 516500

Ref.: 1678

NB- This site has to be considered as part of the Troodos ophiolite, a 90 million year old fragment of extremely well-preserved oceanic crust. Rock outcrops along the Akaki Canyon walls and its tributary give excellent examples of both the lavas and structures at the top of oceanic crust.

Klirou Bridge

Date of Submission: 04/02/2002

Category: Natural

Submitted by:
Ministry of Communications and Works Department of Antiquities Nicosia

Coordinates: N 3874000 – N 3875000 E 513500 – E 514400

Ref.: 1679

NB- This site has to be considered as part of the Troodos ophiolite, a 90 million year old fragment of extremely well-preserved oceanic crust. Some 600 m below Malounda Bridge. This sites provides an excellent example of how seafloor spreading takes place with dyke swarms showing dyke-indyke intrusion between lava screens.

Agioi Varnavas and Ilarion at Peristerona (Five-domed churches)

Date of Submission: 02/02/2004

Category: Cultural

Submitted by:
Ministry of Communications and Works Departments of Antiquities – Nicosia

Coordinates: 35°07’48” N / 33°04’50” E

Ref.: 1874

Agia Paraskevi at Geroskipou (Five-domed churches)

Date of Submission: 02/02/2004

Category: Cultural

Submitted by:
Ministry of Communications and Works Departments of Antiquities – Nicosia

Coordinates: 34°45’29” N / 32°26’55” E

Ref.: 1875

A five-domed church of about A.D. 1100 dedicated to Agioi Varnavas and Ilarion. It is a vaulted basilica with a nave and two aisles surmounted by five domes, three in a line over the nave and two intersecting the side aisles forming a cross, a unique development in Byzantine architecture. It appears to be a local development from the three-domed basilicas of the Justinian era introduced into the island at an early date. The walls were originally covered with paintings but only traces of these are now visible. The iconostasis dates to the 16th century.