Two months into the St Andreas restoration project

Another view of the restoration work at St Andreas Monastery

This will be the first-ever collaboration between the communities on both sides of the UN-arbitrated Green Line as the Greek Orthodox Church is located in the northern, Turkish Cypriot part of the island. It has taking years for the two communities to agree to this restoration project that will require equal involvement and is seen by some as a test project that hopefully will be extended to other monuments. The creation, in 2008, of the Technical Committee for Cultural Heritage, co-chaired by a Turkish Cypriot and a Greek Cypriot, hasRead More

Restoration Project on Apostolos Andreas Monastery starts – at long last

Apostolos Andreas Monastery 2005

With the passing of each year seeing more decay occurring to the fabric and surroundings of the fabled Monastery of Saint Andrew [Apostolos Andreas] at the tip of the Karpasian Panhandle of Cyprus it is pleasing to report that work has, at last, started on the long, long awaited development/renovation project.         Before the Cyprob was born, this monastery was venerated by both Christians and Muslims alike and attracted visitors from the many corners of the island and, in fact, the world. Remember that before the 1950sRead More