Panagia Angeloktisti Church



Mosaic, 6th century AD
from Panagia Angeloktisti Church
 


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Larnaka

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Larnaka, a town with an easy-going pace, has strong links to the past. In the heart of modern Larnaka one finds remains of the ancient city-kingdom of Kition, reminiscent of its glorious days. 

Mycenaean Greeks fortified the town with cyclopean walls in the 12th century, while Phoenicians founded a powerful kingdom here in 9th century. Kition is the birthplace of the philosopher
Zeno, founder of Stoic School, and it is here that Saint Lazarus came to live after his resurrection. 

In 18th century, it became a commercial center and the seat of European consulates. Delightful Palm Trees Promenade, its fort, and its old quarters give Larnaka its unique character. The nearby salt lake is a favorite stopover spot for thousands of migrant birds in winter; whilst on its edge in a tranquil setting stands a popular Muslim pilgrimage place.

The whole district of Larnaka has something special to offer the visitor, including Choirokoitia, the oldest Neolithic settlement on the island, Stavrovouni Monastery and the famous Church of Angeloktisti.

Larnaka walks causes to be acquainted with the authentic character of the city. Starting point: 
a) C.T.O. Office,10:00 on Wednesdays, Tel:(04) 65 43 22
b) Larnaka Fort-10:00 on Fridays, Tel: (04) 63 05 76

 

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