UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Cyprus

By |2018-08-06T19:04:10+00:00August 2, 2018|Categories: Cyprus, Europe, History Travel, Unesco World Heritage Sites|12 Comments
archangel michael church cyprus unesco world heritage site

The Archangel Michael is the most prominent painting in the Archangel church in Pedhoulas, and is a Unesco World Heritage site in the Troodos region of Cyprus

There are three Unesco World Heritage sites on the island nation of Cyprus, and we have visited them all.

Well, not all of them exactly, because the painted churches of the Troodos region are a little hard to track down and seeing them all would take a few days, and probably a better road map to remote villages than we had.

Nevertheless, Cyprus is a fascinating place, and well worth a visit. The very epicenter of ancient Greek culture. For a classics geek like me, it’s hard to beat.

The outstanding mosaics of Paphos are particularly interesting and are a complement to the temple ruins of Aphrodite in Kouklia, some of the oldest ruins of the ancient Greek world.

Here is a list of the Unesco World Heritage sites in Cyprus:

Cultural (3)

We have visited hundreds of Unesco World Heritage sites throughout our travels. For an ongoing updated list of the sites we’ve been to, click here. This list is being updated as we go.

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  1. Carol August 7, 2018 at 7:12 am - Reply

    We will be going to Cyprus in 2020 and can’t wait to add to our own World Heritage Sites list (not as many as yours!).

    • Kristin Henning August 7, 2018 at 5:44 pm - Reply

      Hurray, Carol. Be sure to read the comments in the Painted Churches post. If you are serious about visiting these–and getting inside–some advance planning is needed.

  2. Suzanne Fluhr August 7, 2018 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    One of Mr. (Dr.) Excitement’s mentees is Cypriot and invited us to visit there when she and her Cypriot husband were also there, so we had local guides. At the time, we described it as Greece lite. There are the benefits of enjoying Greek culture and history in a country that still sort of runs on British administration (except for that money laundering thing), where lots of people speak good English.

  3. Kristin Henning August 7, 2018 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    We didn’t even have time or preparedness to hop back and forth across the border–which is why I’d love to return. Good on ya!

  4. Kemkem August 8, 2018 at 10:40 am - Reply

    Cyprus is definitely in our list and I’m not sure why it hasn’t happened yet but I think I have to go soon, thanks to your post 😀

    • Tom Bartel August 14, 2018 at 2:49 pm - Reply

      We really enjoyed it. Greek, yes, but English as well. Fascinating place.

  5. Carole Terwilliger Meyers August 11, 2018 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    I always make a point of visiting UNESCO sites where I travel. I enjoyed visiting these on Cyprus vicariously with you.

    • Tom Bartel August 14, 2018 at 2:49 pm - Reply

      We do the same. Usually worth going out of your way to see.

  6. Phill August 25, 2018 at 10:25 am - Reply

    Wow. I need to get Cyprus on my list. I travel so much in the UK and France, I end up neglecting the rest of Europe. Thanks for the wonderful photos – I’m convinced!

    • Tom Bartel August 25, 2018 at 11:28 am - Reply

      It’s honestly one of my favorite places we’ve been. I’d go back any time.

  7. Nathalie McNabb November 8, 2018 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    Cyprus totally fell under my radar, now I’m even more curious to get to this special place.

    • Tom Bartel November 8, 2018 at 12:58 pm - Reply

      It really is unique and wonderful. We enjoyed it very much.

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