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Pilgrimage to the church of Saint Fanourios and visit to Kyrenia

Pilgrimage to the church of Saint Fanourios and visit to Kyrenia

Pilgrimage to the church of Saint Fanourios and visit to Kyrenia
Upcoming Event
Date/Time: 
30 June 2024/ 8:00
Duration: 
9 hours
Price: 
25€/ person
Overview

The Salonica View team organizes a trekking pilgrimage to the historic and sanctified cave chapel of Saint Fanourios in Kyrenia.

A few words about our pilgrimage:

We will start from Nicosia and head to Kormakiti where we will have time for coffee. Then we will continue until we reach the occupied village of Saint George Kyrenias where the cave and the chapel of Saint Fanourios are preserved where we will stop for a pilgrimage. Then we will continue our route and visit Kyrenia where we will have free time for food, photos, and shopping.

A few words about the history of the cave:

According to tradition, when the Saint was being pursued by the Saracens, he arrived by swimming on his horse from Asia Minor and went out on the rock. There his horse died and his petrified bones were visible on the rocks. In this cave, the Saint hid and was saved from the enemies. That cave was dedicated to the Saint and became a sacred pilgrimage. The chapel of Saint Fanourios, built in 1973, can be seen white as a dove on the rocks.

At the entrance to the cave, there are fossilized bones, which must be protected, since popular tradition believes that they are the remains of the horse of Saint Fanourios, while scientists believe that they may be fossilized bones of a dwarf hippopotamus (Fanourius minutus), perhaps beyond 20 thousand years old.

A separate custom was the "Pittes of Saint Fanourios". It was a kind of confection made for the grace of Saint Fanourios. They took it to church on Sunday or the feast day of the Saint. It was distributed to the faithful after the service in memory of the Saint with the wish "God bless the mother of Saint Fanourios".

In the cave chapel, service was held twice a year: on Thursday of the Ascension and on August 27, the name day of the Saint.
 

Cost of participation (per person):

25 euros/person

** Payment will be made on the bus (Ignore the automatic payment message you will receive).

 

The price includes:

  1. Escort and organization
  2. Transportation by bus

You must have with you:

  1. ID card
  2. Personal items
  3. Snack
  4. Water

Note 1. When you click to book, state in the message where you will take the bus from.

 

Note 2. For the best functioning of the event and for safety reasons, participants must comply with the instructions of the attendants.

 

Note 3. In case of cancellation of the event due to bad weather conditions, the excursion is moved to another date. Participants who are unable to participate on that date will be refunded. However, if again the weather conditions do not allow the event to take place, the event is permanently canceled and everyone is refunded. In case of cancellation by the participants, 7 days or less before the date of the event, the money is not returned.

 

Note 4. Photo material is shared on our page and social media after each event. By participating in a Salonica View event, you also accept the sharing of photos. Otherwise, as you inform us.

Schedule

08:00 – Departure from Nicosia (Cypriot Handicrafts Center)

09:30 - Arrival in the village of Kormakitis - stop for coffee

11:30 - Arrival at the cave and chapel of Agios Fanourios

13:00 - Arrival in Kyrenia - free time

16:00 - Departure to return to Nicosia

17:00 - Probable time of arrival at the Cyprus Handicrafts Centre

 

*** ATTENTION: the return time may vary depending on the group.

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