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Church of Panagia Chryseleousa

The main church of the village is dedicated to "Panagia Chryseleousa". It was constructed around the end of the 15th or in the beginning of the 16th century and it belongs to the -so called -Frank-Byzantine rhythm, which combines Byzantine and Gothic elements, a dome and arches. The architecture of the church symbolizes an older, Byzantine type with a single-aisle and the north and south parts of the cross, sketchily formed in the north and south walls, condensed. The drum-like base of the dome is eight-sided externally. The stonework is evenly structured and carefully done. Various interventions were made upon the church from time to time. The older ones were probably made in the beginning of the 17th century when the gothic-style window of the Sanctuary's apse was walled up and a niche was created in the apse's interior in its place, the Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus delineated in it. Also, in the beginning of the 20th century the west wall of the temple was demolished and an expansion was made so that the widened church would respond to the needs of the community. The church is externally decorated by two coats of arms, which are probably "spolia" and were used for decorative purposes. One of them belonged to the known mediaeval family of the Gourrs while the other is similar to the coat of arms of the noble Alice Neville, which lies upon her tombstone in the Armenian church of Nicosia. 

 
 
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