Old Church of Saint Nicholas

The church of Saint Nicholas in Alassa was constructed in 1936. This remarkable church is situated within the Kouris dam, which happens to be the largest dam in Cyprus. The remnants of the church become visible only when the water levels of the dam recede, resulting in a fascinating phenomenon. During the winter season, with abundant rainfall, the church gradually becomes submerged in the water, leaving only its belfry visible.

Originally, the church belonged to the village of Alassa, which was situated along the Kouris River. However, with the construction of the Kouris dam in 1988, the village was relocated further north, and the former settlement was covered by water.

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