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Machairas Valley & Onoufrios Church….

Cyprus is lovely country as we all know. I  like always love to travel and discovering new places , taking photos and videos and provide you first hand in information for places that I had been and taste them out. This time I travel all the way to mountains and the trip was amazing.

Here you go some photos while I was travelling enjoying the countryside and sunshine..

 

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History of Machairas Monastery….

Machairas Monastery is one of the most famous Monasteries in the island.Machairas Monastery is a historic monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary located about 40 km from the capital of Cyprus, Nicosia. It lies at an altitude of about 900 m and was founded at the end of the 12th century close to the current village of Lazanias.

 

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You can visit the monastery only on Monday Tuesday and Thursday from 09:00 – 16:00. Monastery is located close to Troodos in Nicosia District.  Entrance is for free and photos and videos are not permitted.

I just took photos only the entrance some other were taking photos but we should all respect…

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Visit the museum of Grigorios Afxentiou 

In the Monastery Valley you will find a museum of Grigoris Afxentiou who fought for our freedom from British Occupation from 1955- 1959. From the museum you can find his moment and a really lovely person to guide and share with you his personal experience during 1955-1959. Because it is recently history and our blog is about get to know Cyprus, we recommend you to visit that museum to learn more information if you are interested.

Here are some photos from the Museum….

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Some more video below ….

The view of heading to Monastery and coming back is really beautiful! I enjoyed so much the countryside and driving slow. If you feel dizzy easily we recommend to drive slow because road has many turns and you can see below from the video!

 

 

 

On your way you will noticed Ayios Onoufrios Church on your right hand side. Here are some photos of the church in order to recognized it. Useful link how to get to Monastery Machairas and Saint Onoufrios Church please click below:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Machairas+Monastery,+%D0%9C%D0%BE%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%81%D1%82%D1%8B%D1%80%D1%8C+%D0%9C%D0%B0%D1%85%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B0/@34.9404933,33.1907939,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x54b49cb76be1e1b6!8m2!3d34.9404933!4d33.1907939

 

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