Church of Panagia Theoskepasti
Welcome to Panagia Theoskepasti, a stunning Byzantine Church of Cyprus in the heart of Kato Paphos!
With its coveted spot on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list and an impressive collection of precious portable icons, including a miraculous silver-covered icon painted by the one and only Evangelist Luke, it’s a must-visit spot.
This is a true gem found on the island of Cyprus. Built in the Byzantine Era, which saw Christianity prosper, this church is more than a spectacular sight on its protruding rock along the coast.
Locals hail it as a spiritual landmark and a delightful tourist attraction. Prepare to be amazed by its history, architecture, and stunning view from the rock!
The locals rave about its exceptional beauty and historical significance – you won’t want to miss this gem on your travels!
According to local lore, this church earned its name, “Veiled by God,” due to its supposed ability to disappear in a shroud of fog and become invisible to attacking Saracens.
Not only that, but a story suggests anyone who dares to steal from this holy place will face divine retribution – ask the Saracen who lost his hands trying to steal a golden candle!