Old Church of Saint Nicholas Alassa

Old Church of Saint Nicholas Alassa


The partially submerged church of Saint Nicholas is a quite fascinating landmark, emerging out of the waters of Kouris dam, in Limassol district.

The church of Saint Nicholas in Alassa was built in 1936. This unique church is located within the Kouris dam, the biggest dam in Cyprus. The remnants of the church are only visible when the water levels of the dam drop, creating an astonishing phenomenon. During the winter season and with the abundant rainfall, the church gradually submerges in the water, with only its belfry being visible.

The church was part of Alassa village, which was located along Kouris River. However, with the construction of Kouris dam in 1988, the village was transferred  further north, while the old settlement was covered by the water. 

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