Antiphonitis church, a must to be seen…
Antiphonitis is a XIIth-century domed church in Cyprus, Kyrenia District.
First church was built here in the VIIth century and soon after a monastery was built next to it. Both were rebuilt in the XIIth century in Byzantine style.
The dome is supported by eight pillars, four built into the walls and four free-standing. It is understood that this is the last church of this style remaining in Cyprus.
Further rebuildings in Gothic style took place in the XIVth – XVth centuries.
Some of the paintings are from the XIIth century, but some, including the Christ in the dome, from the XVth. Most of frescoes have been looted over the last decades.