Cyprus Passion

Located along the border of Sotira and Agia Napa in beautiful Famagusta, Ayia Thekla chapel has amazing views and a cool breeze. The white church with blue accents around the door and windows, stands alone on the edge of the rocky hill above the beach below it. There are stairs that lead down to the old church which is found in a cave (picture below) where Orthodox used to hide from Ottomans during the Ottoman empire. Interesting fact is that it is believed that Peleas Pasas landed in 1571 near the shore of Ayia Thekla and helped General Mustafa in the siege of the city.

This church has a view of the great blue sea and the wonderful beach below where people enjoy their swimming but also do a bit of exploring. Many couples have their wedding in this church since those picturesque views make for the most amazing wedding photos too.

If you want to visit the church when it is operating then make sure to visit on the day of Saint Thekla, which is the 24th of September and also on the day we celebrate the Holy Spirit.