Timios Stavros (Holy Cross) - Pelendri - Cyprus - May 2016
Timios Stavros (Holy Cross) - Pelendri - Cyprus
17 May 2016
Limassol Zoo, Cyprus
The Limassol Public Garden is situated on the coastal road. It provides a great variety of vegetation: eucalyptus trees, pine trees and cypresses. In this beautiful environment the citizens of Limassol and many visitors can walk around and enjoy themselves. Inside the garden, there is a small zoo. There, the visitor can see deer, moufflons, ostriches, pheasants, tigers, lions, monkeys, vultures, pelicans and other animals and different kinds of birds. Not far from the zoo there is the small natural history museum and the garden theatre that is reconstructed to host famous international groups.
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Troodos Mountains Cyprus Горы Троодос Кипр
Troodos (sometimes spelled Troödos; Greek: Τρόοδος [ˈtɾooðos]; Turkish: Trodos Dağları) is the largest mountain range in Cyprus, located in roughly the center of the island. Troodos' highest peak is Mount Olympus at 1,952 meters, which hosts four ski slopes. The Troodos mountain range stretches across most of the western side of Cyprus. There are many famous mountain resorts, Byzantine monasteries and churches on mountain peaks, and nestling in its valleys and picturesque mountains are villages clinging to terraced hill slopes. The area has been known since antiquity for its mines, which for centuries supplied copper to the entire Mediterranean. In the Byzantine period it became a great centre of Byzantine art, as churches and monasteries were built in the mountains, away from the threatened coastline.
The mountains are also home to RAF Troodos, a listening post for the NSA and GCHQ.
The Troodos mountains are known worldwide for their geology and the presence of an undisturbed ophiolite sequence, the Troodos Ophiolite. These mountains slowly rose from the sea due to the collision of the African and European tectonic plates, a process that eventually formed the island of Cyprus. The slowing and near-cessation of this process left the rock formations near intact, while subsequent erosion uncovered the magma chamber underneath the mountain, allowing a viewing of intact rocks and petrified pillow lava formed millions of years ago, an excellent example of ophiolite stratigraphy. The observations of the Troodos ophiolite by Ian Graham Gass and co-workers was one of the key points that led to the theory of sea floor spreading.
The region is known for its many Byzantine churches and monasteries, richly decorated with murals, of which the Kykkos monastery is the richest and most famous. Nine churches and one monastery in Troodos together form a World Heritage Site, originally inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO in 1985. The nine Byzantine churches are:
Stavros tou Ayiasmati
Panayia tou Araka
Timiou Stavrou at Pelendri
Ayios Nikolaos tis Stegis
Ayios loannis Lampadistis at Kalopanayiotis
Panayia tou Moutoula
Archangel Michael at Pedoulas
Transfiguration of the Saviour Palaichori
Тро́одос (греч. Τρόοδος) — самая крупная горная система острова Кипр. Высочайшая точка — гора Олимбос (1952 м).
Горы Троодос находятся в западной части Кипра. Известны своими горными курортами, живописными горными деревнями и византийскими монастырями и церквями, из которых наиболее знаменит монастырь Киккос, основанный в XI веке.
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St. Lazarus and Phaneromeni Church of Larnaka, the Church of Archangel Michael Trypiotis and the Phaneromeni Church in Nicosia, the churches in Lefkara and Tochni villages - a cultural tour in Cyprus
Panagia tis Asinou Aerial Filming
The church of Panagia Forviotissas, better known as the Virgin of Asinou, located in the northern foothills of the Troodos Mountains. It is built on the east bank of a small stream, three kilometers south of the village Nikitari. Since 1985 is included, along with nine other painted Byzantine churches of the Troodos, the list of the UNESCO World Heritage.