Panagia Chorteni

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The Panagia Chorteni
Inner direction of the choir

The Panagia Chorteni ( Greek Παναγία Χόρτενη ) is a church building of the Cypriot Orthodox Church about 1.5 kilometers north of the village of Pelathousa ( Paphos district ) in Cyprus . The church stands free on a hilly plain above the Mediterranean Sea. The closest town is Polis Chrysochous .


The church was built in the 14./15. Century as a place of worship for the village Chortainis, which has been abandoned since the Ottoman conquest of the island. Although it was presumably not made for the Latin rite , it shows the typical Cyprus influences of Frankish building forms under the Crusader rule of the House of Lusignan on Byzantine church architecture with the use of Gothic portals with pointed arches and a vault with a pointed barrel inside.

Small remains of frescoes have survived inside. On the north side there was originally a side chapel, of which only the foundation walls with a semicircular apse have survived.

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  1. Panagia Chorteni (Greek)

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Coordinates: 35 ° 2 ′ 9.7 ″  N , 32 ° 27 ′ 52.2 ″  E