Palaichori Oreinis

Palaichori Oreinis (Greek: Παλαιχώρι Ορεινής) is a village located in the Nicosia District of Cyprus on the E 903 road. The village stands at an altitude of 930 m.[2] Palaichori Oreinis is separated by Palaichori Morphou by the Serrache River.[2] The two villages are known collectively as Palaichori.

Palaichori Oreinis
Παλαιχώρι Ορεινής
Palaichori Oreinis is located in Cyprus
Palaichori Oreinis
Palaichori Oreinis
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 34°55′19″N 33°05′38″E / 34.92194°N 33.09389°E / 34.92194; 33.09389Coordinates: 34°55′19″N 33°05′38″E / 34.92194°N 33.09389°E / 34.92194; 33.09389
Country Cyprus
DistrictNicosia District
2,251 ft (686 m)
 • Total333
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

The village contains a 16th-century church, Metamorfosis tou Sotiros (Greek: Μεταμορφώσης του Σωτήρος). The church is one of the ten Painted Churches in the Troödos Region, which were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 because of their outstanding frescoes and testimony to the history of Byzantine rule in Cyprus.[3]


  1. ^ Census 2001
  2. ^ a b Discover Palaichori
  3. ^ "Painted Churches in the Troödos Region". UNESCO World Heritage List. United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. Retrieved 30 May 2021.

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