Kiti, Cyprus

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Kiti (Greek: Κίτι [locally [ˈt͡ʃiti]]; Turkish: Çite) is a village in the Larnaca District of Cyprus, located 11 km southwest of Larnaca. It is noted for the Byzantine church Panagia tis Angeloktistis (Greek: Παναγία της Αγγελόκτιστης) or Panagia Angeloktisti ("Panagia Built by Angels"). According to local tradition, the residents of ancient Kition (now Larnaca) moved to Kiti in order to escape the Arab invasions.[2] They decided to build the church, but according to tradition, the foundation of church moved overnight. According to legend, an army of angels came overnight to build the church, which is where it gets its name.[2]

Panagia Angeloktisti Church
Kiti is located in Cyprus
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 34°50′50″N 33°34′19″E / 34.84722°N 33.57194°E / 34.84722; 33.57194Coordinates: 34°50′50″N 33°34′19″E / 34.84722°N 33.57194°E / 34.84722; 33.57194
Country Cyprus
DistrictLarnaca District
 • Total4,252
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)


The climate in this area is described by the Köppen Climate Classification System as "dry-summer subtropical" often referred to as "Mediterranean" and abbreviated as Csa.[3]


  1. ^ "C1. POPULATION ENUMERATED BY SEX, AGE, DISTRICT, MUNICIPALITY/COMMUNITY AND QUARTER (1.10.2011)", Population - Place of Residence, 2011, Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus, 2014-04-17, archived from the original on 2014-04-20, retrieved 2014-04-20
  2. ^ a b Church of Panagia (Our Lady) tis Aggeloktistis, Kiti
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Kiti, Cyprus