The Twelve Churches of Polemi

Published 19th of December, 2020

A while ago we reviewed a new map book on Cyprus. We noted that it showed a lot of churches in Polemi that we were unaware of. Many of them are in ruins now, but we thought they deserved to be seen. So join us as we visit them all, or at least, what's left of them.

The All Important Map

polemi-churches_01

Ok, let's look at the map. We already knew that Polemi, like a lot of villages in Cyprus, has a few churches. The big one in the centre is called Panayia Chrysokatholiki. There is another nearby called Profitis Elias. The remainder are harder to find. Indeed, a lot of them are no longer standing. The map highlights the churches we have never seen, though we should add to that list Ayios Mamas.

In this journey, we shall start on the right of the map, at Ayia Marina, and work our way to Ayia Marina of the far left. We shall then head up the B7 towards Sroumpi, before turning right and heading back into Polemi. We will finish up by heading to Ayios Yeorgios at the top of the map.

At 12 pages, this is a rather large blog. It is worth reading to the end though, as we include some drone footage of the skies above Polemi at the end. And there's even a little 360 panorama tour. So read to the end.

Booking.com

Ayia Marina

polemi-churches_02

Oh, one other thing. We reproduce the map on a couple more pages in the blog, for your convenience.

Inside Ayia Marina

polemi-churches_03

We passed Ayia Marina in another blog, a few years ago. It is on the way to Polemi's Crystal Hills. In truth, since writing that blog, we have discovered that there are an awful lot of crystal hills in this part of Paphos. But at the time, it was a novelty!

Polemi Countryside

polemi-churches_04

There will be a number of nice view in this blog. We had great fun making it, as we went down lots of little farm tracks we would never otherwise have used. It was like when we first moved here, where every trip was a new adventure.

New Beginnings

polemi-churches_05

Next to the little church, is this rather large half-build house. We couldn't resist having a bit of a look.

Page 1 of 11

If you like our blogs and the rest of our content, please consider slinging us a few euros to help us produce more content. Use the Coffee link below if you feel so inclined. Payments are taken on a secure gateway, with no contact!

Related Blogs:

The Polemi Countryside

The last couple of blogs have been a bit intense, so we thought we would chill out and go for a stroll through the Polemi Countryside, and take a look at the flora, fauna, and interesting gypsum formations that can be found in our beautiful Cyprus scenery...

Polemi Lockdown

Cyprus is in lockdown, for its own good. We are allowed to leave the house for exercise, so a brisk walk around the block was in order. And fortunately, we have a very scenic block...

Polemi Lockdown Part 2

Another day, another walk around Polemi to stretch our legs. This time, after checking on the tulips, we are heading off towards the Winery...

Polemi Rain

The winter storms are back with a vengeance. Polemi had 46mm of rain overnight, and it showed this morning. Our webcam presented a sorry picture, but I was curious to see what was happening in other parts of the village...

Latest Blog Articles

Latest News Articles