Restoration of the Hamidiye mosque in Lefkara has been completed, with a handover ceremony having taken place on Tuesday.

The restoration works were carried out with funding from the European Union and technical support from the United Nations Development Programme.

The mosque that currently sits on the site was constructed in the early 20th century, though a mosque had previously existed on the same site before being destroyed in the 1890s.

It was in use until 1963 when the village’s population migrated to Kofinou amid the outbreak of violence on the island.