North-westernly of the village in distance of two kilometers
the chapel of Saint Christina is found. It is unknown when
the chapel was considered to be on the honor of Saint Paraskevi,
who is also especially honored.
It is built in the ridge of a hill,
in spectacular place. Easternly and southernly there are
crofts and gardens. On the west the Mountain of Pyroi is
raised , full of pines. It took the name of "Fire", perhaps from the red colour of
soil. on the North the steep pyramidical mountain of Hainatou
is raised. From a narration of my grand mother, it took its
name from some robbers who were called said "Hainides" and
had their den there. There in the chapel the wild and tame
around nature are compatibly matched. The chapel is connected
with a nice street, with the main street of Aska' – Fterikoudiou.
It is a small monoklitos church of Royal style, with the characteristic
type of the very inclining roof of churches of the region Troodous,
with tile plate and hook, that is hanged in the morines of
the roof. Its architecture has been maintained well without
The experts claim that in the old times they have expanded
the church, with extension to the west, from there where the
murals stop. Also that the only existing window, was the door
of entry of the initial building. I have doubts for this, because
firstly the window is very narrow for entry and second the
window remains internally unbreakable connected with the murals,
as it was before.
The church was built in 1518. Donors were Konstantinos Marda'kis
and his wife Mantelen. He is reported a in sign in the interior
of the church above the window.
The Sanctuary of the church and the half of the mainly temple,
are religious painted. The murals have been maintained by the
department of antiquities in 1993 – 1994 and they are marvelous.
It is likely to be a work of Simeon Axenti, who lived and created
at this period.
The texts on the churches and the
chapels were written by Reverend Papandrea Dimosthenous.