The Ayia Thekla Chapel is situated a few kilometres south of Sotira, at the borders between Ayia Napa and the village of Sotira in the Ammochostos district. More specifically the chapel is located south of the village, towards the beach. Many of the portable icons have been painted in the occupied monastery of Apostolos Varnavas near Salamina.

The church is white with blue stripes, doors and windows. The church also has a dome and a bellower. At the front and sides of the church there are also covered areas with four arches. There is also a Greek flag on top of the church.

The chapel is built at a seaside hill with the sea in the background. This attracts many couples, locals and tourists to choose this church for their weddings or christenings. The colours and the background make it the ideal place for celebrations.

There are many restaurants, entertainment areas and a long pathway for those who choose to go hiking. It is a church worth visiting. The chapel operates twice a year, once on the 24th of September in honour of the saint Ayia Thekla and once on Monday of the Holy Spirit.

A carved underground temple is also situated in the same space as the Ayia Thekla Chapel. It is possibly an ancient tomb which was later on transformed into a byzantine temple dedicated to Ayia Thekla. There are also ruins of a church of basilica architecture. In 1937, nuns had established at the chapel and built chambers around the temple, however the monastery did not operate for long.

Ayia Thekla Chapel, Sotira photos: 
ayia thekla chapel
ayia thekla chapel
  • ayia thekla chapel
  • agia thekla cave
  • ayia thekla cave
  • Ayia Thekla Church
  • Ayia Thekla Church
  • Ayia Thekla Church
  • Ayia Thekla Church
  • Ayia Thekla Church
  • Ayia Thekla Church
Ayia Thekla Chapel, Sotira location map: 

Nearby Places and things to do (within 5 km radius)

Cyprus Casino - City of Dreams Mediterranean

The Consortium Integrated Casino Resorts Cyprus (ICRC) has announced the construction of the casino which is expected to be built in the tow...

Unknown Shipwreck

The Unknown Shipwreck is located in the open sea of Limassol. The vessel which was recently identified by a drone in the Limassol sea area w...

Limassol Municipal Garden

The Limassol Municipal Garden is located on the coastal road, at the centre of the Limassol town. It is one of the most historical places...

The Municipal Museum of Folk Art- Limassol

The Municipal Museum of Folk Art is located in the Limassol district and operated on the 20th of June 1985. The museum included one of th...

Molos (Multifunctional seaside park) in Limassol

Molos which is a Multifunctional Seaside Park is located in Limassol along the Akti Olympion beach extending to the old Limassol...

Marios Tokas Municpal Garden Theatre - Limassol

One of the most beautiful outdoor theatres in Cyprus, is located in Limassol and is situated within the Limassol Municipal garden with a cap...