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St John's Cathedral (Agios Ioannis)

The Orthodox Cathedral in the Old City was built in 1662 by Archbishop Nikiforos, dedicated to Saint John the Theologian. The 18th-century wall paintings show Biblical scenes and illustrate the discovery of the tomb of Saint Barnabas at Salamis. The Cathedral's prize features, however, are the iconostasis of carved wood covered with gold leaf, and the magnificent double-headed eagles.

Information & Facts

Address

Archbishop Kyprianos Square, Archbishopric

Admission

Free

Language

The majority of Cypriots speak Greek, and a small percentage speaks Turkish. The Greek Cypriot dialect differs from mainland Greece. English, German and French are spoken in tourist areas.

Money

The currency was changed to the Euro (EUR) on 1 January 2008. Major credit cards are accepted at most establishments. Money and travellers cheques can be exchanged at banks, open from Monday to Friday. There are ATMs spread throughout the island, operating 24 hours a day.

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 8am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm; Saturday 8am to 12pm, and during mass.

Time

GMT +2 (GMT +3 from the last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).

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