List of World Heritage Sites in Cyprus

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World Heritage Sites in Cyprus

This is a list of World Heritage Sites in Cyprus with properties of cultural and natural heritage in Cyprus as inscribed in UNESCO's World Heritage List or as on the country's tentative list.

World Heritage Sites[edit]

The table is sortable by column by clicking on the Sort both.gif at the top of the appropriate column; alphanumerically for the Site, Area, and Year columns; by state party for the Location column; and by criteria type for the Criteria column. Transborder sites sort at the bottom.

Site; named after the World Heritage Committee's official designation[1]
Location; at city, regional, or provincial level and geocoordinates
Criteria; as defined by the World Heritage Committee[2]
Year; during which the site was inscribed to the World Heritage List
Description; brief information about the site, including reasons for qualifying as an endangered site, if applicable
Site Image Location Criteria Year Description
Choirokoitia Small white circular huts with flat roof. Larnaca District34°47′54″N 33°20′36″E / 34.79833°N 33.34333°E / 34.79833; 33.34333 (Choirokoitia) Cultural:
1998 A Neolithic settlement whose remains and excavations shed light on the evolution of human society in the Eastern Mediterranean, and which was occupied between the 7th and 4th millenniums B.C. [3]
Painted Churches in the Troödos Region Fresco in Pedoulas of Constantine and his mother Troodos Mountains, Limassol and Nicosia Districts
34°55′13″N 33°5′45″E / 34.92028°N 33.09583°E / 34.92028; 33.09583 (Painted Churches in the Troodos Region)
1985[nb 1] A complex of churches built in the time of the Byzantine Empire. [4]
Paphos A colorful mosaic showing various people. Paphos District
34°45′30″N 32°24′20″E / 34.75833°N 32.40556°E / 34.75833; 32.40556 (Paphos)
1980 An ancient city which, according to classical mythology, was the birthplace of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and sexuality. A temple dedicated to her was built in the 12th century B.C. by the Myceneans and the city is also home to the remains of villas, palaces and theaters, all of which are of great historical and architectural value. The Kourion portion is located in the British base area Akrotiri and Dhekelia but also administered by Cyprus.[6][7]

Tentative list[edit]

  • Church of Panayia Chrysokourdaliotissa (2002)[8]
  • The rural settlement of Fikardou (2002)[9]
  • Mathiatis South (2002)[10]
  • Kionia (2002)[11]
  • Khandria (2002)[12]
  • Mount Olympus (2002)[13]
  • Malounta Bridge (2002)[14]
  • Klirou Bridge (2002)[15]
  • Agioi Varnavas and Ilarion at Peristerona (Five-domed churches) (2004)[16]
  • Church of Panagia Aggeloktisti (2015)[17]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Extended in 2001 to include the church Metamorfosis tou Sotiros (Transfiguration of the Saviour) in Palaichori.


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