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


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


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


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


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



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

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