• Denomination: Panagia Chardakiotissa

  • District: Nicosia

  • Town/Village: Kythrea

  • Category: Church

  • Religion: Christian

  • A.Monument: Yes

  • Ref#: 326

Description (Typology, Period, Actual Use)

This one aisled cross-vaulted church in six bays with cylindrical apse and belfry was built in 1902. Today it is used as a mosque. North facade external corner and piers in are dressed sandstone, surrounded by round arches with insert springers. In bays 2, 3, and 4, there are arched windows with rectangular frames  dressed archlar, surrounded by triangles entablature visually stepping on very thin cornes pillasters. Framework of windows. Bay 1(North-East) small arched door to bell tower. Bay 3 north door arched inset with 3 plemandling. Surrounded by small wreathed medallion on top cornice with guttal and on top of that marble inscription carved on marble, set in dressed arched niche. Door is framed by larger arched frame in extruded stonework, comprising of a triple recessed arch, restling on imitation springers, over the cornice course and by triple offset fluted pilasters resting on cornice plinth and surmounted by capitals with closed bowes, rather reminiscent of a lotus flower capital. Bay 6 North-West doorway to newer belltower.

General Conditions

Structure: Very Good

Facade: Very Good

Roof: Good

Interior: Good

Decoration: Very Good

Mass: Preserved

Humidity: Existing Mark

Comments: No Icons. Ottoman Inscriptions. Original Inscription over North doorway.

Building Materials

Technical Details/Materials Used

Walls: Framework in Dressed Ashlar SandStone. Infilled with irregular Basalt Bouldess and Lime Stone Chinki

Roof: Limassol Tiles over Cross Vaults

Floors: Beige Terrazzo with large Brown and White Marble sets. Original.

Doors: Unknown (Not Visible)

Windows: Original Woodframe, some stained Glass. Ornate Metal Grille outside.

Interior

Icons: No

Hagiography: No

Michrap: Yes

Small Signs: Yes

Architect Plans

Architect Plans: No

Cadastral Elements: XIII.59 Village

Proposed Protection Measures

The church has rain water leakage problems on the roof.