Αγιος Κονσταντινος / Παλεα Ενκλιστρα.
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Agios Konstantinos / Palea Enklistra.

This is a hidden gem just outside Koukliα. It is hollowed out of a cliff and is the Byzantine cave-hermitage of Palea Enklistra. The grotto and its frescoes are mid-15th century.

Although the faces of the figures were mutilated in the 1960s, allegedly by shepherds from the neighbouring village of Souskiou thereby diminishing their impact, it is still emphatically worthwhile making the trip.

Be aware that if you wish to view the grotto and its frescoes from the inside, you will need to obtain the key from the administrators in the village of Koukliα.
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Access is along the F612 road from Kouklia, heading east towards the Troodos. After 3 or 4km, look out for a left-turn down a short but steep track to the old church of ΑΓΙΟΣ ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΣ. South of this church is a short track towards the cave-hermitage.If returning to Paphos, a very pleasant detour takes you from here down a scenic cobbled track to Souskiou in the Dhiarizos valley where you can re-join your journey to Paphos.

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