Τετάρτη, 15 Ιουλίου 2015

Church of Panagia- Moutoullas village

 "In the central part of Cyprus, in the mountains of the Troodos range, some of the most important monuments of the history of Byzantine painting have survived. These are the painted churches which have to this day preserved brilliant examples of various trends of Byzantine and post-Byzantine monumental art, from the 11th to the 19th century. Ten of these churches have so far been granted World Cultural Heritage status by UNESCO.

The church of Panagia is situated in a central area of the Troodos mountain range, in the valley of Marathasa. It is located on a hill above the village of Moutoullas. In 1985 it was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, which includes nine other painted Byzantine churches of the Troodos range. 

According to the dedicatory inscription on the north wall of the Holy Bema, the church was built and decorated with frescoes in 1280, with the donation of Ioannis of Moutoullas and his wife Irene. Both of them are depicted holding a model of the church. It is therefore possible, that the Church of Panagia tou Moutoulla was a private chapel. 

The church belongs to the well-known architectural type of the single-aisled, steep-pitched timber roof of the Troodos region. The narthex was added at a later stage, after the beginning of the 16th century, and it extends to the west and north sides the church. The timber roof also covers the narthex...."

Τετάρτη, 1 Ιουλίου 2015

Limassol Promenade (Molos) part 1

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The Promenade in Limassol became a huge hit with holidaymakers for its great view of the sea, beaches and the palm fringed surroundings, with a backdrop of a long and slender sea shore and cooling water parks it creates a delightful atmosphere for adults and children alike.
The bustling streets flanking the seaside trail has a unique appeal of it's own, it’s packed with cafes, restaurants, trendy English style pubs, vibrant nightclubs and not to mention a wide range of shops selling almost everything from souvenirs to the latest trends.
To add a dash of local colour to your holidays, mingling with the locals would be great idea, after a long tiring day, spending some quality hours in the boulevard is surely gratifying, so take a stroll alongside the beach and enjoy.

The Limassol Promenade has been upgrated at 2015.