Agios Neophytos Monastery

Agios Neophytos Monastery

Agios Neophytos Monastery

Agios Neophytos Monastery WEATHER

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Agios Neophytos (Saint Neophytos) monastery lies 10km outside Paphos, near the village of Tala. In 1159 Saint Neophytos was the founder the monastery, which of course, did not carry his name. He lived there and died at the age of 85 in 1219. The main church of the monastery was built around two hundred years after his death and it is dedicated to the Virgin Mary.A famous painter, Theodoros Apsevdis undertook the task of painting the frescoes in the Enkleistra (cave enclosure). You can also see many wonderful Byzantine icons of outstanding artistic quality in the main church of the monastery and you can also visit the monastery museum, which has exhibits from ancient times and the Byzantine period. The cave with the cell of Saint Neophytos (Enkleistra) is a truly remarkable thing to behold. The Enkleistra, an enclosure carved out of the mountain by the hermit himself, contains some of the finest Byzantine frescoes dating from the 12th to the 15th century.

This is where he devoted his whole life to Christ, spending his days in fasting and prayer. His table is hewn from rock and the stone platform on which he slept are both still preserved in his cell, as is his grave.


  • Agios Neophytos Monastery

  • Agios Neophytos Monastery

  • Agios Neophytos Monastery

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    +357 26652481
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Agios Minas

Agios Minas

Vavla

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Agios Iraklidios

Agios Iraklidios

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Agios Geogios Alamanos

Agios Geogios Alamanos

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Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery

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The monastery is situated in a beautiful location near the village of Panagia and the forest west of Paphos. Founded in 1152 AD by the monk Ignatius, who found Moulia the miraculous image of the Virgin Mary in Paphos and which according to tradition, is painted by Saint Luke. Ignatius moved the picture to the mountain and built the monastery, which was dedicated to the Virgin Chrysorrogiatissa. The monastery, whose current buildings date from 1770, has a significant collection of icons and treasures. The church is located in the centre of the monastery. The frescoes of more than three centuries will impress you. The image of Christ and the Virgin Mary as painted by St. Luke the Evangelist is in the monastery and is covered by fabrics and silver.

A protection centre of Byzantine and post-Byzantine icons and other such treasures, functioned within the monastery and recently an Ecclesiastical Treasury was built. In front of the main entrance of the monastery there is a café-restaurant with a magnificent panoramic view.

On August 15 each year an impressive religious ceremony and celebration takes place. The old winery which you can visit on the inside of the monastery, produces, from its own vineyards, some of the best vintage wines of Cyprus.


  • Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery

  • Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery

  • Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery

  • Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery

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  • Telephone

    +357 26722457
  • Opening Hours


  • Accessibility

    Not Everyone
  • Admission

    Free

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Agios Neophytos

Agios Neophytos

Paphos

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Agios Iraklidios

Agios Iraklidios

Politiko

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Agios Minas

Agios Minas

Vavla

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Agios Iraklidios Monastery

Agios Iraklidios Monastery

Agios Iraklidios Monastery

POLITIKO WEATHER

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Agios Iraklidios Monastery contains wonderful 13th and 16th century frescoes and the most ancient wooden iconostasis in Cyprus which is ornamented with heraldic historical beasts such as the Byzantine eagle and the Lusignan lion, and with the armory of various Latin knights.
  • Agios Iraklidios Monastery

  • Agios Iraklidios Monastery

  • Agios Iraklidios Monastery

  • Agios Iraklidios Monastery

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  • Telephone

    +357 22623950
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  • Accessibility

    Not Everyone
  • Admission

    Free

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Agios Neophytos

Agios Neophytos

Paphos

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Panagia Chrysorrogiatissa

Panagia Chrysorrogiatissa

Paphos

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Trooditissa

Trooditissa

Troodos

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Agios Minas Monastery

Agios Minas Monastery

Agios Minas Monastery

VAVLA WEATHER

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The convent of Agios Minas is a monastery located in the village of Vavla and which dates back to the 15th century. The building is a mixture of Byzantine and Gothic styles with a pointed vault of traverse ribs and side porticos, and consists of a church, cloisters and other monastic buildings.On the north and south walls there are two large paintings of Agios Georgios (Saint George) and Agios Minas (Saint Minas) which date back to 1757. In addition to their religious duties, the nuns at the convent busy themselves with icon painting, and cultivating and selling fruit and homemade preserves.

Please note that, as in many monasteries and churches on the island, modest dress is required to enter the church.


  • Agios Minas Monastery

  • Agios Minas Monastery

  • Agios Minas Monastery

  • Agios Minas Monastery

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  • Telephone

    +357 24342952
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  • Accessibility

    For Everyone
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    Free

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Agios Geogios Mavrovouniou

Agios Geogios Mavrovouniou

Troulloi

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Agios Geogios Alamanos

Agios Geogios Alamanos

Monagroulli

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Agios Neophytos

Agios Neophytos

Paphos

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Trooditissa Monastery

Cyprus Trooditissa Monastery

Trooditissa Monastery

Trooditissa Monastery WEATHER

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Located on the southern slopes of the Troodos Mountains, the Trooditissa Monastery is one of the very few monasteries in Cyprus where the date of formation is unknown. It is believed though based on local tradition that it was founded just after the iconoclastic era (8th-9th century A.D.). The monasteries in general in Cyprus were built after a hermit or hermits had been there originally, often in caves, living a life of spiritual struggle . The monasteries were then subsequently built around these holy men. The same applies in the instance of Troditissa Monastery. The oldest reference we have of the monastery is of a 14th century deed. There are no remnants of the Middle Byzantine period or of the period of Frankish rule.


  • Cyprus Trooditissa Monastery

  • Cyprus Trooditissa Monastery

  • Cyprus Trooditissa Monastery

  • Cyprus Trooditissa Monastery

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  • Telephone

    +357 25421663
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    For Everyone
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    Free

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Cyprus Chrysorrogiatissa  Pano Panagia

Chrysorrogiatissa

Pano Panagia

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Cyprus Paphos Agios Neophytos

Agios Neophytos

Paphos

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Agios Iraklidios

Politiko

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Agios Geogios Alamanos Monastery

Agios Geogios Alamanos Monastery

Agios Geogios Alamanos Monastery

MONAGROULLI WEATHER

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The Agios Geogios Alamanos Monastery (also known as the Agios Georgios Monastery and the Agios Georgios Alamanou Monastery) is located near the villages of Pentakomo and Monagroulli, and is situated within the Limassol district of Cyprus.This Byzantine style monastery was built in the 12th century. Today, it serves as a Greek Orthodox convent for nuns. The monastery is dedicated to Saint George, who is one of the most venerated and most popular saints in Cyprus.


  • Agios Geogios Alamanos Monastery

  • Agios Geogios Alamanos Monastery

  • Agios Geogios Alamanos Monastery

  • Agios Geogios Alamanos Monastery

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  • Telephone

    +357 99541906
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  • Accessibility

    Not Everyone
  • Admission

    Free

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Agios Geogios Mavrovouniou

Agios Geogios Mavrovouniou

Troulloi

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Agios Neophytos

Agios Neophytos

Paphos

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Agios Iraklidios

Agios Iraklidios

Politiko

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Agios Geogios Mavrovouniou Monastery

Agios Geogios Mavrovouniou Monastery

Agios Geogios Mavrovouniou Monastery

TROULLOI WEATHER

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The Agios Geogios Mavrovouniou Monastery
(Saint George of the Black Hill) is a relatively unknown men’s monastery in Cyprus and is located near the village of Troulloi in the province of Larnaca.The church of the monastery is dedicated to Saint George. But the area (black hill) refers to the dark soil and rock of the hills of the region. It is well known that, in ancient times, the whole of Cyprus was under the sea. The first tops of the land to arise out of the water were two volcanic masses: Troodos, and the Black Hill area. The beginning of this monastery’s beginning is actually unknown, but there is some evidence to suggest it was originally built in the 11th century. The church was restored in the 18th century and took roughly its present shape. It was finally fully restored in1996 where it became an active monastery for men. There is a miracle-working icon of Saint George here which has performed many miracles since it was found and restored.

The monastery of Saint George of the Black Hill is, therefore, a place for those who are spiritually inclined, as well as a place of exploration and study for amateur or professional geologists.


  • Agios Geogios Mavrovouniou Monastery

  • Agios Geogios Mavrovouniou Monastery

  • Agios Geogios Mavrovouniou Monastery

  • Agios Geogios Mavrovouniou Monastery

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  • Telephone

    +357 24649400
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  • Accessibility

    Not Everyone
  • Admission

    Free

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Agios Minas

Agios Minas

Vavla

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Agios Neophytos

Agios Neophytos

Paphos

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Agios Iraklidios

Agios Iraklidios

Politiko

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Timios Prodromos Monastery

Cyprus Timios Prodromos Monastery

Timios Prodromos Monastery

TIMIOS PRODROMOS MONASTERY WEATHER

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The Monastery of Timios Prodromos (St. John the Baptist) lies in the Troodos forest area of Mesa Potamos. The Monastery “is located among beautiful mountains covered in dense pine forests, has springs of sweet water near a small river or big deluge”. This was written during the 18th century by the Russian wanderer Barsky during his travels of the whole island, noting down and describing all the Churches and Monasteries he encountered.


  • Cyprus Timios Prodromos Monastery

  • Cyprus Timios Prodromos Monastery

  • Cyprus Timios Prodromos Monastery

  • Cyprus Timios Prodromos Monastery

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  • Telephone

    +357
    25 820520
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  • Accessibility

    For Everyone

  • Admission

    Free

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Cyprus Foini Trooditissa

Trooditissa

Foini

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Cyprus Kykkos Monastery

Kykkos Monastery

Kykkos

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Cyprus Agios Neophytos Paphos

Agios Neophytos

Paphos

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Stavrovouni Monastery

Cyprus Stavrovouni Monastery

Stavrovouni Monastery

PYRGA WEATHER

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Sitting on top of a mountain peak, Stavrovouni Monastery, dedicated to the Holy Cross, was founded in 330 A.D. by Saint Helen, the mother of St. Constantine the Great. She brought with her from her travels to the Holy Land a piece of the Holy Cross with which the Monastery derives its name. People can come to venerate it as it is enshrouded in a large silver Cross. From the Monastery, due to its positionone may view the surrounding area including Larnaca bay. The monastic brotherhood is exceptionally devout, keeping strict vows akin to those of Mount Athos in Greece. Women are not allowed in the Monastery; although one of the monks comes down some days to confess them.

Men may visit the Monastery daily from dawn till dusk, except between the hours of 12 pm – 1.pm (3 pm in the summer). The Monastery of Agia Varvara (Saint Barbara) lies at the base of the mountain and the monks there have are renowned icon painters with their reputation for iconography held in high esteem all over Cyprus.


  • Cyprus Stavrovouni Monastery

  • Cyprus Stavrovouni Monastery

  • Cyprus Stavrovouni Monastery

  • Cyprus Stavrovouni Monastery

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  • Telephone

    +357 22533630
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    Not Everyone
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Cyprus Limassol Timios Prodromos

Timios Prodromos

Limassol

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Cyprus Limassol Trooditissa

Trooditissa

Limassol

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Cyprus Kykkos Monastery

Kykkos Monastery

Kykkos

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Kykkos Monastery

Kykkos Monastery

Kykkos Monastery

KYKKOS WEATHER

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The Monastery of Kykkos is dedicated to Panagia (the Virgin Mary) and contains one of the three icons attributed to Agios Loukas the Apostle and Evangelist. The monastery is the richest and most lavishly adorned Monasteries in Cyprus and tourists visit it by the bus load. It is located in the Marathasa region on a mountain peak at an altitude of 4,320 feet. The icon itself is covered in silver gilt and lies in a shrine made of mother-of-pearl and tortoise shell that stands in front of the iconostasis (the line of icons in a long decorated wall of wood separating the sanctuary from the rest of the church). The Monastery was founded between 11th-12th century A.D. during the reign of the Emperor Alexios Komnenos I (1081-1118 A.D.).


  • Kykkos Monastery in Cyprus

  • Kykkos Monastery in Cyprus

  • Kykkos Monastery in Cyprus

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  • Telephone

    +357 22942435
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  • Accessibility

    Not Everyone
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Kykkos Monastery in Cyprus

Stavrovouni Monastery

Larnaca

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Kykkos Monastery in Cyprus

Trooditissa Monastery

Limassol

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Kykkos Monastery in Cyprus

Timios Prodromos Monastery

Limassol

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