The Church of St. George of the Forest

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A few meters from the central square of Troodos, hidden within the pine forest, stands an unusual church. Dedicated to Saint George of the Forest, it is built using the characteristic mountain stones found in the area, in the architectural style of an Anglican church.

The church was built by the British during the period of colonization. Today, it is located just a few steps from British army base, which continues to maintain forces in the area. The church caters to the island's Catholic population, and is often used for religious ceremonies, such as weddings.

Sleek and unobtrusive, with large windows symmetrically lined up on each of its four sides and an elegant bell tower on the west side, the church stands out largely due to the romantic scenery that surrounds it. Its sloping roof is intended to protect it from the weight of snow that accumulates during the winter months, as the angle allows the snow to slide off onto the ground.


A small Catholic monastery is located a few meters away, and it remains closed during the winter months.