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Ayias Trias, Sipahi

Ayia Trias Basilica Mosaics
Ayia Trias Basilica Mosaics

Look for the signs in the village that are directions for Sipahi and follow the road to the site of Ayias Trias. It is encircled by a wire fence and there should be a custodian to take the admission fee! The chief delight of this site is the wonderful variety of mosaic patterns in the basilica floor. There is little else left of the 6th¬†century church, that was destroyed during the Arab raids, apart from a full immersion font and the surrounding walls, and therefore there is nothing to detract from what lies beneath one’s feet. Not to be missed are the mosaic sandals, representing pilgrimage, they look exactly like the ones used today!

Lavinia Neville Smith
Lavinia Neville Smith
Lavinia Neville Smith first came to North Cyprus in 1995, and fell in love with the country and the Turkish Cypriot people. A self confessed dilettante, with a varied working career, it was not until she returned in 1997 and went into tourism that she was able to put to good use her knowledge of history, ancient and modern, acquired long ago at school. She is a co-author of the Landmark Visitors Guide to North Cyprus, and continues to promote this beautiful country as far afield as possible.