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June 30, 2020

Pachyammos

Its name Pachyammos, derives from the thickness of the sand.

Geographically, the village of Pachyammos is located in the province of Nicosia. The community of Pachyammos was created after 1931 and is built by the sea. Previously, it was two miles from the area where the village is built today, for fear of residents stealing from pirates (mainly from Turkey and Syria) who were patrolling, killing, and stealing in the area.  

The Holy Temple of St. Raphael in Pachyammos is located at the foot of Lorovounos, in an area where heavy fighting took place during the turbulent 1964 period. It is a magnificent temple built in Byzantine style, the construction of which arose after a miracle of St. Raphael to a resident of the area. The interior of the church consists of a wood-carved iconostasis with images of the Saints of Orthodoxy. The whole temple is a hagiographer. From the churchyard, visitors can admire the magnificent view in front of them. Every year the temple receives thousands of visitors from all over Cyprus.

St. Raphael celebrates two days after Easter and is one of the choirs of the New Saints, who martyred almost immediately after the fall of Constantinople in 1453 AD.

Also, at Pachyammos is the Holy Church of Saint George. It was the parish church of the community of Pachyammos before the construction of the holy temple of St. Raphael.

 This Temple, along with all the villages in the area, was bombed by the Turks in August 1964. The Turks’ rage for this Temple was special. The residents temporarily repaired it. In 1992, at the urging of the Metropolitan of Paphos, Chrysostomos II, the Temple was preserved.

Transportation the village is connected at 4km with Pomos, at 15km with Mosfili, and at 3km with Kokkina. Pachyammos is 40km from Turkey.

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