Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, this complex used to be a monastery and includes three churches, Ioannis Lambadistis, Agios Irakleidios and a Latin chapel which are all located under a single, vast timber roof. The complex is located in the Troodos valley of Marathasa, off the village of Kalopanayiotis and in present time has undergone extensive reconstruction and restoration at various stages, while the exact foundation date is not known.
The tomb of Agios Ioannis Lambadistis, which dates back to the 12th century is situated under the narrow north-eastern arch and the Saint’s skull lies in a niche. The church was built in 1731 and hosts the icon of Lambadistis which dates to 1543. Additionally, the premises include an interesting Byzantine museum.
The church of Agios Irakleidios includes wall paintings which date back to the 13th and 16th centuries while the church was built in the 11th century. The ancient wooden templon is outstanding, covered with gargoyles, including a heraldic Lusignan lion and Byzantine eagle.
The Latin chapel hosts the most complete collection of Italo-Byzantine paintings in Cyprus.