This route, which is the third for Lefkosia (Nicosia), starts from Kato Deftera and the Spileo (cave) of Panagia tis Chrysospiliotissas with frescoes of the 14th century where a large festival is held on August 15.
In Politiko, the visitor will see the Μonastery of Agios Erakleidios, a women’s monastery, which can tell the entire history of the Orthodox Church. The renowned Μonastery of Panagia tou Machaira is the next stop of the route.
Visitors have the opportunity to visit one of the most significant monasteries of Cyprus built in the 12th century with funds from Byzantine Emperors.
In Fikardou, one can admire the folk architecture of the village, which was declared, in its entirety, as an ancient monument by UNESCO.
In Agrokipia, the last part of the route lies the church of the Μonastery of Agios Panteleimonos Acheras with interesting icons and a wood carved iconostasis, characteristic of the ecclesiastical art under Turkish rule.
Total route length: 73 kilometres.
Start Point: Spileo (cave) of Panagia tis Chrysospiliotissas, Kato Deftera
End Point: Monastery of Agios Panteleimonos Acheras Agrokipia