Pomos Reservoir Church

Published 19th of February, 2020

Panagia Chrysopateritissa Church is tucked away on the banks of Pomos Reservoir, in the outskirts of the Paphos Forest. If you fancy a break from the summer heat, or just like exploring hidden Cyprus, then it is well worth a visit.

Hidden Gem

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As you drive past Pomos Reservoir, this is all you will see of the church. It is set slightly below the road level, so do keep a look out if you decide to visit.

Secret Shrine

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There are picnic tables at road level, as long as plenty of places to park, so get out and have a wander.

This shrine was covered up. We have seen this on other shrines too, I believe it has some religious significance, and I vaguely remember similar things happening in Catholic churches back in the UK. i think it was related to Easter but I can't be sure.

Church Graveyard

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We shall have a look at the graveyard later, but as you pass it on the way from the car park to the church I thought I would mention it here. There are toilets in the building beyond the graveyard too, which is worth knowing.

Old Monastery

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Apparently, the church used to be part of an ancient monastery, and this is all that remains.

1962

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Sadly I have no idea what this says. If anybody could translate I would be most appreciative.

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