Dr Andreas Foulias

Dr Andreas Foulias

PhD in Christian and Byzantine Archaeology
Teaching Associate
  • Theological School of the Church of Cyprus
    1-7 Isocratous, 1016, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Τel.: 00357 22 443055
  • Fax: 00357 22443050
  • Email: a.foulias@theo.ac.cy


Dr Andreas Foulias has been working as a Teaching Associate at the Theological School of the Church of Cyprus since 2017. He specialises in Christian and Byzantine Art and Archaeology. In 2004/2005 he worked as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Cyprus, teaching an undergraduate course on the Paleo-Christian Art of Cyprus. Dr Foulias received his PhD from the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Athens, Greece (2011) with a thesis titled Architecture and Monumental Painting in Cyprus during the Period of Arab Raids (649-965).

Andreas Foulias has written several monographs and has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals and collective volumes. He is the co-editor (with Ch. Hatzichristodoulou) of H Ιερά Μονή του Αποστόλου Ανδρέα στην Καρπασία, Holy Bishopric of Karpasia, Nicosia 2020. He was a member of the Open University Advisory Committee responsible for the “History of Cyprus” Module. He has presented papers in numerous conferences in Cyprus and abroad.

Andreas Foulias is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Bi-communal Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage (Europa Nostra Grand Prix 2021). Dr Andreas Foulias serves as a Scientific Collaborator of the Scientific Committee of the Office of Pilgrimage Tours of the Holy Archdiocese of Cyprus. He is also a Scientific Collaborator at the Holy Metropolis of Paphos Department of Registration, Maintenance and Supervision of Monuments, Churches and Icons. He was a member of a team of Architects and Archaeologists, which undertook the restoration of St. Mary’s Armenian Church (14th c.). The project was awarded with the Europa Nostra 2015 prize. Andreas Foulias served as the Chairperson of the Administrative Board of the Byzantinist Society of Cyprus (2016-2021) and as the Vice-chairperson of the Association of Cypriot Archaeologists. He is a member of the Christian Archaeological Society in Athens, the International Association for the Study of Ancient Mosaic A.I.E.M.A., the Society of Cypriot Studies and an appointed member of the Ecclesiastical Committees of two churches in the Turkish-occupied part of Cyprus: the Timios Stavros of Varoshia (Famagusta), and the Panaghia of Genagra church in the Famagusta province.


PhD in Byzantine Archaeology, History and Archaeology Department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, 2011.

Magister Artium in Medieval History and Art, History and Archaeology Department, University of Cyprus, 2004

BA (Ptychion), Department of Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, 1987.

Research Interests

Christian and Byzantine Art and Archaeology. Cypriot Hagiology. Early Asceticism and Hermitages. Byzantine Iconography. Religious and Funerary Architecture. Art and Monuments in Occupied North Cyprus. Ottoman architecture of Cyprus.

Selected Publications

  • Foulias, “The Basilica of Agioi Saranta /Kirklar Tekke in Cyprus and its Mosaics”, M. Shahin (ed.) Mosaics of Turkey and Parallel Developments in the Rest of the Ancient and Medieval World: Questions of Iconography, Style and Technique from the Beginnings of Mosaic until the Late Byzantine Era, 381-391, Istanbul 2012.
  • Papageorghiou and Andreas Foulias, «L’ architecture funéraire à Chypre (du Ier au Xe siècle)», in D. Michaelides and M. Parani (eds), Proceedings of the International Conference, The Archaeology of Late Antique and Byzantine Cyprus (4th-12th centuries AD): Recent Research and New Discoveries (October 2012), Cahiers du Centre d’ Etudes chypriotes, 43 (2013), 201-225.
  • Α. Φούλιας, «Μνημειακή και εντοίχια ζωγραφική στην Καρπασία κατά τον 8ο – 10ο αιώνα», στο Π. Παπαγεωργίου (επιμ.), Καρπασία, Πρακτικά Β΄ Επιστημονικού Συνεδρίου 19 Ιουνίου 2011, Λευκωσία 2017, 369-392.
  • Α. Φούλιας, Χρ. Χατζηχριστοδούλου, Ο ναός της Αγίας Παρασκευής στη Γεροσκήπου, Έκδοση Ιεράς Μητροπόλεως Πάφου, Λευκωσία 2019.
  • Χρ. Χατζηχριστοδούλου, Α. Φούλιας, Παναγία Θεοτόκος Τρικώμου. Από το φωτογραφικό αρχείο του Σταύρου Μπαλτογιάννη, Λευκωσία 2020.
  • Χρ. Χατζηχριστοδούλου, Α. Φούλιας (επιμ.), Η Ιερά μονή του Αποστόλου Ανδρέα στην Καρπασία, Ιερά Επισκοπή Καρπασίας, Λευκωσία 2020.
  • Α. Φούλιας, «Ασκητήρια της επαρχίας Αμμοχώστου», Θ. Γιάγκου, Χρ. Κάκκουρα, π. Χρ. Χριστοδούλου, π. Ν. Παπαντωνίου (επιμ.), Κυπριακή Αγιολογία, Πρακτικά Β΄ Διεθνούς Συνεδρίου Κυπριακής Αγιολογίας, ‘Από τον άγιο Επιφάνιο στον άγιο Νεόφυτο τον Έγκλειστο (4ος-12ος αι.)’, Παραλίμνι, 13-15 Φεβρουαρίου 2014, Ιερά Μητρόπολις Αμμοχώστου και Κωνσταντίας, Πολιτιστική Ακαδημία «Άγιος Επιφάνιος», Παραλίμνι-Αγία Νάπα 2021, 680-737.
  • Α. Φούλιας, Χρ. Χατζηχριστοδούλου, Εκκλησιαστικά μνημεία της Νέας Πάφου, Έκδοση Ιεράς Μητροπόλεως Πάφου, Λευκωσία 2022.
  • Α. Φούλιας, Χρ. Χατζηχριστοδούλου, «Ταφικό σπήλαιο Αγίου Γεωργίου και θησαυρός μεταλλικών σκευών από την Κρίτου Τέρρα», Επετηρίδα Κέντρου Μελετών Ιεράς Μονής Κύκκου 13 (2022), 35-64.
  • Foulias, “The beginnings of the monastery”, K. Demetriades (ed.), The Monastery of Apostolos Andreas in Karpasia, Nicosia 2023, 72-109.
  • Α. Φούλιας, Χρ. Χατζηχριστοδούλου, Τα θρησκευτικά μνημεία της νέας πόλης της Αμμοχώστου, Έκδοση Ιεράς Μητροπόλεως Αμμοχώστου και Κωνσταντίας, Πολιτιστική Ακαδημία «Άγιος Επιφάνιος», Παραλίμνι – Αγία Νάπα 2024 (υπό εκτύπωση).