The Abandoned Village of Theletra - Part 2

Published 14th of December, 2019

In our last blog we started exploring the abandoned village of Theletra. There was a lot to explore, so we split the blog in two. In this, the second part, we examine buildings behind the church, visit an old, abandoned school, and risk fig pimples to bring you splendid views from the top of the town...

By The Church

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If you have not seen the first part of this blog you should read it here. Once you have done that, click the button to return here...

Read Theletra - Part 1

The road to the church is quite narrow, but I can get my Pajero up it so unless you've got a monster truck you should be ok. What's more, there is plenty of space to turn round so you won't have a problem going back out again.

Nice View

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This is the view from the church, looking towards the sulphur spring.

Inside The Church

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There is nothing much to say about the church itself. Inside it is fairly non-descript compared to other Cyprus churches. There aren't any murals or hidden caves to explore.

Behind The Church

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However, behind the church is a different matter. There are lots buildings there but no obvious ways of getting to any of them, other than the ones at the front.

To The Left

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See those bamboo poles? We are going to climb down there as it leads to an opening.

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