Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis is the only surviving katholicon (monastery church) of an 11th century Byzantine monastery in Cyprus. The church itself is dated to the 11th century, whilst the earliest written sources that mention the monastery are dated to the end of the 13th or the beginning of the 14th century. This monastery flourished from the Middle Byzantine period up to the period of Frankish rule. It declined during the 18th century and ceased to function as a monastery by the end of the 19th century. Ever since, it seems to have functioned as a simple country church and a pilgrimage site. Apart from the church, no other monastic buildings survive today.
Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis (literally, Saint Nicholas of the Roof), which contains 11th to 16th century paintings. The steep-pitched wooden roof with flat hooked tiles is not found elsewhere, making the wooden-roofed churches of Cyprus a unique group example of religious architecture