Wednesday, March 16

Diarizos Valley, Part #3

As previously mentioned in another blog post, instead of celebrating Green Monday in the traditional Cypriot manner, my husband and I decided to explore more of Cyprus, as we enjoyed a pleasant drive through the Diarizos Valley.  To read more about Green Monday (a national holiday in Cyprus), please click HERE.

After visiting a few villages, we continued to drive along the Diarizos Valley road to the Agios Savvas tis Karonos Monastery Ruins and the Agios Savvas tis Karonos Church.  The monastery is from the twelfth century, which was later restored by the Venetians.  According to history, fire destroyed the monastery in 1467, but it was rebuilt with the assistance of James II, the king of Cyprus.  In 1533, the Agios Savvas tis Karonos Church was built on site of the monastery ruins and renovated in 1742.  Since then, modifications have occurred to keep the church functioning.  We had a delightful time exploring the monastery ruins!

Here are some of my photos for Diarizos Valley, Part #3:


Agios Savvas tis Karonos Monastery and Agios Savvas tis Karonos Church.

Elie standing on the steps of the Agios Savvas tis Karonos Church, and the monastery ruins in the background.

Agios Savvas tis Karonos Church Monastery.

Elizabeth with the Agios Savvas tis Karonos Church Monastery ruins, and the view of the Diarizos Valley in the background.

Agios Savvas tis Karonos Monastery ruins, and the view of the Diarizos Valley in the background.

Agios Savvas tis Karonos Monastery ruins, and the view of the Diarizos Valley in the background.
 
Elie and the Diarizos Valley.

Hope you enjoyed the photos of the Agios Savvas tis Karonos Monastery Ruins and the Agios Savvas tis Karonos Church Previously, I posted about Diarizos Valley, Part #1 (including photos of Asprokremos Dam), which you can view HERE.  And my blog post: Diarizos Valley, Part #2 (including photos of Nikokleia Village, Agios Demetrios Church, Fasoula Village, and Agios Mama Church), which you can view HERE.

Throughout the next several blog posts, I'll continue to share photos from our drive through the Diarizos Valley, including some of the following highlights: Kidasi Village, Kedares Village, Filousa Village, Arminou Village, Mesana Village, Salamiou Village, Salamiotissis Monastery, Stravrokonnou Village, Choletria Village, etc.  And many photos of the beautiful Diarizos Valley!

2 comments:

  1. This is my favorite part of your trip. It is such a beautiful area. Both you ane Elie look great!

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  2. Thanks! We had an enjoyable time exploring the monastery ruins. Hope you have a great day! :)

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