This is why the Cyprus is the Island of the Saints (videos)
Every kilometer and saint, every corner and church, every mountain peak and monastery. Blessed people! From the 11th century, the Crusaders, Turks and English passed in order, since it is also a crossroads of three continents. Also, its abundant copper in antiquity, put little Cyprus on the map. In fact, Cyprus gave copper its Latin name, cuprum. It was at the end of the Bronze Age, 1600 – 1050 BC, when the Mycenaeans came to Cyprus and integrated with the indigenous population.
“Τhe holy lands of Cyprus were lived and sanctified by apostles (Barnabas, Paul, Mark, Timon), martyrs, (Demetrian, Aristocles, Athanasios, the thirteen martyred monks of the Monastery of Kantara), hierarchs (Heraclius, T Epiphanios Constantias, Ioannis Eleimon, Leontios Neapoleos), saints (the three hundred Alamanni saints), new martyrs (Michael, George, Polydoros, Filoumenos), holy women (Fotou, Zinaida and Filonilla, Mavra etc.)
The presence of the saints during the various periods of the history of Cyprus and its Church, as well as their diverse ecclesiastical, social, cultural and political role, worked positively, directly affecting the life of the people of Cyprus.
The saints were the prayer and hope of the people, either for better days in difficult historical conditions, or for God’s intervention for the afflicted, or for the future eternal hope of salvation, or even for consolation from the various epidemics that erupted from time to time. , such as cholera, locusts, drought, etc. that afflicted the people.” -Dimitriou Kappai, Theologian
So we found on Youtube some amazing videos about the Island of the Saints from the Creator and lover for the archaeological site in Cyprus, Kimonas Markoullis. He has over 450 videos on his YouTube Channel and over 500 more in his schedule to visit and make these videos on the channel as well.
Watch his amazing videos here:
Found more videos on his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb6TuRejkRFF9lXQjhPSasQ/videos
You want to ask him more info about some places in Cyprus? Just click here: https://www.facebook.com/markouli.k