Church of Panayia Chrysokourdaliotissa


Church of Panayia Chrysokourdaliotissa, Kourdali (extension to is part of the Tentative list of Cyprus in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List. It is a proposed extension of Painted Churches in the Troödos Region WHS.

The Church of Panayia Chrysokourdaliotissa is a 16th century monastery church that holds a considerable number of wall paintings and icons in the Italo-Byzantine style. Its iconostasis is a fine example of wood sculpture of the 16th -17th centuries.

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Riccardo Quaranta

Italy - 18-Aug-21 -

Church of Panayia Chrysokourdaliotissa (T) by Riccardo Quaranta

The church of Panayia Chrysokourdaliotissa is a proposed extension to the serial site Painted churches of the Troodos region, which comprises already 10 churches. This church is located not far from the town of Kakopetria, where two of the inscribed churches are located and it's therefore quite easy to visit. Furthermore, the opening times are posted online and they seem to be followed.

Unfortunately, compared to the other churches, the conservation state of Panayia Chrysokourdaliotissa is not as good as only one of the inner walls is still painted while the others are covered with white plaster that probably means that the Byzantine paintings are lost. This is a shame especially because, from what is left, the quality of the original paintings seemed too be pretty high.

It is however a good place to stop while visiting the area, if you are not overwhelmed by Byzantine churches.

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Church of Panayia Chrysokourdaliotissa, Kourdali (extension to
Extension of
Painted Churches in the Troödos Region WHS
Religious structure - Christian
2002 Added to Tentative List

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Church of Panayia Chrysokourdaliotissa (T)
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