Adventure Travel McColls (ATM$) 2017-2018 travel blog

Agios Paraskevi church in the village of Geroskipou (Sacred Garden)

The more recently added bell tower

Looking toward the main alter - not my photos - from a...

The painting on the cupola - not my phot

Christ washing his disciples’ feet and other scenes - not my photo

The paintings - not my photo

Which disciple is missing at table- not my photo

The paintings - not my photo

The kiss of betrayal - not my photo

The nearby administration office had beautiful mosaics on its exterior

The nearby administration office had beautiful mosaics on its exterior

The nearby administration office had beautiful mosaics on its exterior

The nearby administration office had beautiful mosaics on its exterior

The garden was more like a playing field of turf from what...


After checking out of our great apartment in Paphos we had about five hours before checking in to our Larnaka Air BnB. We made sure to see sights we had skipped on our way there Nov.21. The first stop was just a couple of kms away, in the village of Geroskipou. Geroskipou means “sacred garden. As with almost everything in Cyprus one can infer “...of Aphrodite” and

Here we visited a lovely little church. Although the bell tower on Agia Paraskevi, a five-domed barrel-vaulted Byzantine church, is dated 1886, the pre-extension chapel itself is much older. It is painted with beautiful frescoes of biblical scenes that date back from the 9th to the 15th c AD.

It is too bad photos are not allowed, but then again, this rule may be a key factor in how well-preserved the frescoes are. The scenes include Jesus arriving on a donkey (Palm Sunday), the Last Supper, the Washing of Feet, Calvary and the Betrayal. The interior pictures I have posted were available on the internet.

Recognizing these iconic scenes certainly makes me appreciate the many years my parents required me to attend Sunday school at Pilgrim United Church.



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