Τετάρτη, 15 Ιανουαρίου 2014

Christmas Mystery

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The highlight of Cyprus events calendar is the Christmas Mystery – set in the heart of Limassol city centre, directly at the seafront. The market consists of over 60 individual wooden chalet style stalls, each one offering quality products and brilliant gift ideas. From handmade crafts, unique jewellery pieces and decorations, to locally produced food and drink, you will find it easy to find that special ingredient for the most memorable and treasured gifts.

Τετάρτη, 1 Ιανουαρίου 2014

Mavra church at Kilani village

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The small church is built in two levels, in a small open and flat place at the foot of a vertical rock. The interior of the tabernacle presents special interest, as the back end of the narthex is above the floor of the nave, about four, large stairs of a bout half a meter each. According to Gunnis, the temple was built around the 15th century and the narthex is a newer addition. Constantine Spiridakes dates the construction of the church back to the 12th century.
The church is of the single-aisle type with a dome (cupola). Athena Tarsoule, who visited the church in 1952, ranks it in the transept-with-a-dome type.
The church has two entrances in the north, the main, which introduces you to the temple, and the other one that is at the higher level and introduces you to the narthex. The western wall is literally plunged in the rock, while a small door exists also in the south, elevated side. There's a square aperture on the floor, through which gargling water passes and ends up out in the street, easterly, into a marble fountain under the south forecourt of the church.(2nd picture)