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 is Teaching Associate at the Theological School of the Church of Cyprus since 2017; he specialises in Christian and Byzantine 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).

He has published books and several articles in peer-reviewed journals and collective volumes. He is the editor for the Publications of the second Congress, O Καθεδρικός Ναός Αγίου Ιωάννου 355 χρόνια, Ministry of Education, Church of Cyprus Theology School, 5 Μay 2017. He is also editing the Proceedings of third Congress, 150 Χρόνια από τα εγκαίνια του Καθολικού του Αποστόλου Ανδρέα Καρπασίας, Ministry of Education, Church of Cyprus Theology School, 3-4 November 2017. He is a member of the Open University advisory committee responsible for the “History of Cyprus” Module. He was a member of a team of Architects and Archaeologists which undertook the restoration of St. Mary’s Armenian Church (14th ce.); the project was awarded with the Europa Nostra 2015 prize.

Andreas Foulias is also the Chairperson of the Administrative Board of the Byzantinist Society of Cyprus, 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, the Association of Cypriot Archaeologists, 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. He has presented papers in numerous conferences in Cyprus and abroad.


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 Archaeology: Cypriot Hagiology. Early Asceticism and Hermitages.

Byzantine Art and Archaeology: Byzantine Iconography.

Religious and Funerary Architecture: Art and Monuments in Occupied North Cyprus.

Selected Publications:

Α. Φούλιας, Χρ. Χατζηχριστοδούλου, Ο ναός της Αγίας Παρασκευής στη Γεροσκήπου, Έκδοση Ιεράς Μητροπόλεως Πάφου, Λευκωσία 2019.

Α. Φούλιας, «Η ανεικονική διακόσμηση του ναού της Αγίας Παρασκευής Γεροσκήπου», Κυπριακαί Σπουδαί (τιμητικός τόμος εις μνήμην Κωνσταντίνου Λεβέντη), τόμος ΞΖ΄-ΞΗ΄ (2003-2004), 123-145.

Α. Φούλιας, «Το ψηφιδωτό της αψίδας στην Παναγία Αγγελόκτιστη Κιτίου», Επετηρίδα Κέντρου Μελετών Ιεράς Μονής Κύκκου, τ. 8 (2008), 269-334.

Α. Φούλιας, «Άγιοι Σαράντα/Kirklar Tekke. Μια νέα παλαιοχριστιανική βασιλική», Κυπριακαί Σπουδαί, τ. ΞΘ΄ (2008), 3-24, 247-272.

Α. Φούλιας, «Ανεικονικός διάκοσμος και μια πρώιμη βυζαντινή επιγραφή από το ναό της Αγίας Αθανασίας στο Ριζοκάρπασο», Βυζαντινά (αφιέρωμα στη μνήμη της  Έρας Βρανούση), τ. 30 (2010),  203-229.

  1. Foulias, “The Basilica of Agioi Saranta /KirklarTekke 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, Istanbul 2012, 381-391.

Ath. Papageorghiou and A. Foulias, «L’ architecture funéraireà Chypre (du Ier au Xe siècle)», 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, Χρ. Χατζηχριστοδούλου, «Στα ίχνη των λατρευτικών κειμηλίων της μονής του Αποστόλου Ανδρέα στην Καρπασία και της μονής του Αγίου Σπυρίδωνα στην Τρεμετουσιά», Εικονοστάσιον 6 (2015), 102-128.

Χρ. Χατζηχριστοδούλου, Α. Φούλιας, Εκκλησιαστικά μνημεία της Λυσού, Ιερά Μητρόπολις Πάφου, Επισκοπή Αρσινόης, Λευκωσία 2017

Α. Φούλιας, «Μνημειακή και εντοίχια ζωγραφική στην Καρπασία κατά τον 8ο – 10ο αιώνα», στο Π. Παπαγεωργίου (επιμ.), Καρπασία, Πρακτικά Β΄ Επιστημονικού Συνεδρίου19 Ιουνίου 2011, Λευκωσία 2017, σ. 369-392.