• Denomination: Panagia Apsinthiotissa

  • District: Kyrenia

  • Town/Village: Sychari

  • Category: Monastery

  • Religion: Christian

  • A.Monument: Yes

  • Ref#: 325

Description (Typology, Period, Actual Use)

Ruins of an earlier Byzantine chapel with  an arched doorway and fallen round arch on left of entry. Square space, possibly domed. Gothic narthex older than nave. An orthodox church with narthex consisting of two apses on south and north sides. Octagonal pylasters support groined cross vault. Boss with relief cross. Also pylasters for statues on sides of the north apse. North and south cross vaults are missing. Incised and Plan nave with dome. Apse with secondary niches on either side. Two steps to altar space on raised floor. Refectory one nave with apse four Transverse barrel vaults. Basalt stone and tile tracey.

General Conditions

Structure: Fair

Facade: Fair

Roof: Fair

Interior: Fair

Decoration: Ruin

Mass: Limited Addition

Humidity: Existing Mark

Comments: Interior: - Icons: Footstone of tombstone in (2.) - Hagiography: 12th -14th Century traces remained in (2.) and on west door (3.) throne.

Building Materials

Technical Details/Materials Used

Walls: 1. Basalt Marble and Flat Ceramic Brick Tile 2.Irregular SandStone and Brick Window Tracey 3. Lime

Roof: Domed

Floors: Mosaic 1970's Tiles (Terrazzo). Some missing on cement base.

Doors: Only some Wood Lintels

Windows: Some Gypsum Tracey on south Door of (4.)


Icons: No

Hagiography: Yes

Michrap: No

Small Signs: No

Architect Plans

Architect Plans: No

Cadastral Elements: XII.47 E2

Proposed Protection Measures