The Panayia Theoskepasti Chapel is situated in the village of Kalopanayiotis in the Nicosia district. More specifically it is located a few meters to the east of the Agiou Ioanni Lambadisti Monastery.

It is also worth mentioning that the Chapel was built by the monks of the monastery as a hermitage or hideaway during the 12th century.

A large prinos tree is positioned in front of the chapel in order to protect it from the eyes of the enemies, which is also why it is called Theoskepasti. According to tradition, rumours were told in order to protect the tree from being cut. The tree is 700 years old and is under the protection of the Forest Department.

The mobile icon of Panagia Theoskepasti is kept in the Latin Parish which is attached to the temple of Agiou Eraclidiou and Ioanni Lambadisti. It is an excellent icon of the 14the century and is a replica of Panagia tou Kykkou, which displays Panagia Dexiokratousa. Other masterpieces from the same chapel are kept in the icon gallery of the village.

Panayia Theoskepasti Chapel, Kalopanayiotis photos: 
theoskepasti chapel kalopanayiotis
theoskepasti chapel kalopanayiotis
  • theoskepasti chapel kalopanayiotis
  • theoskepasti kalopanayiotis
Panayia Theoskepasti Chapel, Kalopanayiotis location map: 

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

Prodromos Village

Prodromos is a village (Greek: Πρόδρομος) which belongs to the district of Limassol in Cyprus in the geographical region of So...

Xerargaka-Orkontas Picnic Site

The Xerargaka-Orkontas picnic site is located at the Astromeriti – Kalopanayiotis road , turning on the left before Orkonta , 25km fr...

Orkonta Venetian Bridge

The Orkonta Venetian Bridge  is located in the village of Orkonta in the Marathasa Valley of the Nicosia district. The medieval road...

Prodromos Dam Picnic Site

The Prodromos Dam Picnic Site is located on the Troodos Square – Prodromos road, 5 kilometres from the Troodos Square, on the left turning...

Prodromos – Lemythou Nature Trail

Prodromos – Lemythou Nature Trail Location: Prodromos District: Limassol Starting Point: Prodromos Village Square Length: 2...

Prodromos Dam – Stavroulia Nature Trail

Location: Prodromos District: Limassol Starting Point: On the Troodos – Prodromos main road, a little further from the Prodromos D...

Pages