Located in Kiti Village, the 11th century Byzantine church of Angeloktisti - which means ‘built by angels’ in Greek - was erected over the ruins of an Early Christian basilica (6th century).
The original apse of the basilica has survived along with one of the finest pieces of Byzantine art on the island; a rare 6th century mosaic of the Virgin Mary and Child between the two archangels Michael and Gabriel, which rivals the mosaics of Ravenna-Italy. Such mosaics from this period have only been discovered in Cyprus and Mount Sinai.
After the 11th century additions were made, the Franks later added a new facade and bell tower. The sanctuary houses a very old and unique icon of the 10th century that depicts the Virgin Mary, Agios Lazaros (Saint Lazarus) and the Evangelist Loukas. According to tradition, the three were family friends and all met in Kition during the island’s first difficult Christian years.
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2, Archbishop Kyprianou, Kiti Village (Click to Google Maps)
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Daily: 06:00 – 16:35 (Sept-May) / Daily: 06:00-18:30 (Jun-Aug)
Closed on all Public Holidays. Opening and closing times as well as entrance fees, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.