The Agiou Nikolaou Church is located in the village of Deftera in the Nicosia district. More specifically it is situated in the centre of the village opposite the stone built building which was constructed during the British Rule, and housed the Deftera police station.

The church was built during 1880 and it was founded by the Metropolite of Kiti, Mr.Kyrillo in 1907. The Agiou Nikolaou Church has a one aisled Basilica rhythm without a dome. The characteristics of this rhythm are tall triangular arches, symmetry and repetition of shapes.

In 1984 the church was extended towards the west side by the Church board. The addition also includes a second bell tower. In 2001 a wooden construction was made to close off the west side.

The temple has a length of 39 metres and a width of 9 metres. There are three entrances , one on the north side  , one on the south side and one on the west side as well as an assisting entrance at the south side of the Holy altar.

The icon of Agiou Nikolaou is situated on the wooden carved templo of the church, towards the right side opposite the icon of Panagia Chrysospiliotissa that is kept there for safety reasons. Unfortunately, the icon of Agiou Nikolaou does not have a donor's inscription and is not signed by a hagiographer. According to the style and the aesthetics it is dated around the end of the 18th century.

The Agiou Nikolaou complex is also completed by the spiritual Centre which was built at the north side of the church. The spiritual centre blends architecturally with the church by being covered with natural stone and roof tiles. It includes Sunday school rooms, a music room, a large hall with a capacity of 250 people, a library, a study, a confessional, a kitchen, a warehouse and sanitary areas.



Agiou Nikolaou Church, Deftera photos: 
agiou nikolaou deftera
agiou nikolaou deftera
  • agiou nikolaou deftera
  • agios nikolaos deftera
  • agiou nikolaou church deftera
Agiou Nikolaou Church, Deftera location map: