The conservation works completed at the church of Panagia Chryseleousa in the Kyrenia ( Girne) area and the church of Agios Antonios located in the Morphou ( Güzelyurt)area.
The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme
(UNDP) announced the completion of the works at two churches.
Kjartan Björnsson, Deputy Director and Head of the Cyprus Settlement Support Unit at the Directorate-
General REFORM of the European Commission highlighted that “these sites represent the rich cultural
heritage of Cyprus, which the European Union will continue to support given the importance of
protecting and restoring cultural sites to strengthen the resilience of communities, in an effort to
contribute to reunification and sustainable peace in the island.”
UNDP Cyprus, Head of Office Jakhongir Khaydarov, expressed his gratitude for the successful completion of the conservation works at the two churches. He emphasized that “these projects mark a significant achievement in our continuous dedication to protecting Cyprus’ invaluable cultural heritage. The
conservation efforts undertaken serve as a testament to the significance of preserving our shared legacy
for the benefit of generations to come”.
Both the church of Panagia Chryseleousa and the church of Agios Antonios are important monuments for
the history of Cyprus.
The church of Panagia Chryseleousa was built towards the end of the 19th century.
Τhe church of Agios Antonios is dated from the 15th century and it was the main church of the village.
Each conservation site is a reflection of the cultures behind it as well as an intersection of civilizations.