• Denomination: Church of Agios Nikolaos

  • District: Kyrenia

  • Town/Village: Sychari

  • Category: Church

  • Religion: Christian

  • A.Monument: No

  • Ref#: 352

Description (Typology, Period, Actual Use)

Located on the southern outskirts of the village, the church appears to have been ruined even in the early part of the 20th Century when the cadastral drawing was being compiled (it is indicated with a dotted line). The temple is set amidst fields divided into long strips of terraced fields characteristic of the medieval times and farming methods. It appears to have been built a single nave with a semi-circular apse, of which only the NE corner still survives with traces of the wall on the SE and East side. The surviving walls are in layers of opus incertum, (layers of irregular stonework) levelled by opus latericium (layers of large flat clay bricks laid in the brick-bond technique of alternating courses). The building technique is characteristic of the Roman period. The ruins are sitting in a mound, indicating that the roof may have collapsed in situ. At about 20 m to the NE there appear to be foundations of other ruins. An old olive tree is located on the SW corner of the temple.

General Conditions

Structure: Ruin

Facade: Ruin

Roof: Ruin

Interior: Ruin

Decoration: Ruin

Mass: Decayed

Humidity: Unknown (Not Visible)


Building Materials

Technical Details/Materials Used

Walls: Unknown (Not Visible)

Roof: Unknown (Not Visible)

Floors: Unknown (Not Visible)

Doors: Unknown (Not Visible)

Windows: Unknown (Not Visible)


Icons: Not Available

Hagiography: Not Available

Michrap: Not Available

Small Signs: Not Available

Architect Plans

Architect Plans: No

Cadastral Elements: Plot 19,Sichari Vill. Plan

Proposed Protection Measures

Must be designated, the building technique places it in the early Byzantine era.