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Traditional Quarter of Kyriotissa

Traditional Quarter of Kyriotissa

Kyriotissa is a picturesque quarter with a maze of narrow streets and dead ends, tall buildings, mansions and gardens with tall yards that evoke the traditional houses of the Balkans in the 18th and 19th century. Behind the tall fences and adjacent alleys emerge small stone Christian and Byzantine churches.

Kyriotissa follows the architectural style of Barbouta with sachnisia, floors with heavy overhangs, successive windows and skylights, cob walls and heavy doors; many of the houses have been restored and converted into recreational and entertainment venues.

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