Νικητάρι (Greek)
Church in Nikitari
Church in Nikitari
Nikitari is located in Cyprus
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 35°4′0″N 32°59′0″E / 35.06667°N 32.98333°E / 35.06667; 32.98333
Country Cyprus
DistrictNicosia District
 • Total426
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Nikitari (Greek: Νικητάρι) is a village in Cyprus. It is located in the Nicosia District.

UNESCO site— Panagia tis Asinou

Very close to Nikitari (5 km) is the church of Asinou, Panagia tis Asinou (Greek: Παναγία της Ασίνου),also called Panagia Forviotissa (Greek: Παναγία Φορβιώτισσας). It is a 12th-century church, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, with frescoes of the 12th century and later periods, considered to be among the finest examples of Byzantine mural painting in the island of Cyprus. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 along with nine other Painted Churches in the Troödos Region, because of their outstanding artwork and testimony to the history of Byzantine rule in Cyprus.[1]


  1. ^ "Painted Churches in the Troödos Region". UNESCO World Heritage List. United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  • Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus, 2001 Population Census, MS Excel document [1]

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