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Ayios Ioannis

Archbishop Kyprianou Sq., Nicosia, Cyprus
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a jewel of Greek Orthodox history

Located right next to the Archbishopric Pallace the church is a jewel of religious history and old... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michalis59
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Nicosia, Cyprus
Amazing gem of a church

Ayios Ioannis is the the seat of the Orthodox Archbishopric in Cyprus. It was a monastery until the... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
MyriaAntCy
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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Archbishop Kyprianou Sq., Nicosia, Cyprus

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located right next to the Archbishopric Pallace the church is a jewel of religious history and old paintings and icons

Thank Michalis59
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Ayios Ioannis is the the seat of the Orthodox Archbishopric in Cyprus. It was a monastery until the 18th century. The church has a modest exterior that was required by Ottoman rule, but an impressive interior with gilded woodwork and crystal chandeliers. Covered in gold...More

Thank MyriaAntCy
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Easter is a perfect time to visit this very old churc which is in fact in the Yard of the building of the Archbishopric of Cyprus and next to a number of museums of this area.

Thank petroskyriakides
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Just next to Arcibishop Palace, opposite the well known and historical 1st High School of Nicosia, the Pancyprian Gymnasium, where Makarios himself was a student. Very crowdy at 28th of October and 25th of March celebrations, before the parade.

Thank vPetrosHv
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Maybe the only temple in Nicosia with all its frescos, very small, worth visiting it between your visits into the Folk and Byzantine Museums.

Thank Eli_George_13
Reviewed 5 January 2017

There are much more impressive churches if you are into religion travelling. Nothing much to see and not much nearby so is a nope....

Thank christosPashiardis
Reviewed 26 October 2016

If you spent at least 1 day in Nicosia I recommend to visit this St John Cathedral. Small very simple exterior but the interior is really breathtaking. Rich colorful decoration. It's a pity, the photo is prohibited.

Thank Andras54
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The best Greek Orthodox church in Nicosia, where you can enjoy byzantine orthodox service! Excellent performance from all constituents.

Thank PAMBOS K
Reviewed 30 March 2016

The stone built St John's Cathedral is located at the Archbishop Makarios III Foundation compound; it is small with no dome built in the 17th century on the site of a 14th century Benedictine chapel dedicated to St John the Evangelist. It was turned into...More

Thank Issa N
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Beautiful frescoes adorn all the walls and vaulted ceiling. A must visit while on a walk through Old Nicosia.

Thank Nicosia_fan
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