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Monasteries in Cyprus

Monasteries in Cyprus


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Discover the many monasteries of the island, and immerse yourself in their journey of faith, history, and culture. Through their unique structures; the biblical stories depicted in ancient icons and frescos; the rich Ecclesiastical museums, and a Byzantine treasure trove of ten painted mountain churches so religiously priceless that they are part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. Visiting such places of history and devotion, you cannot help but feel an inner tranquility and peace, as well as a sense of occasion. For those who are accustomed to pray, or are spiritually inclined, these monasteries will offer you that little something extra.

Machairas in Cyprus


Machairas Monastery is one of the most famous Monasteries in Cyprus. Situated on the slopes Kionia at an altitude of 870 metres above sea level.
Kykkos in Cyprus


The Monastery of Kykkos is dedicated to Panagia (the Virgin Mary) and contains one of the three icons attributed to Agios Loukas.
Stavrovouni in Cyprus


Sitting on top of a mountain peak, Stavrovouni Monastery, dedicated to the Holy Cross, was founded in 330 A.D.
Timios Prodromos in Cyprus

Timios Prodromos

The Monastery of Timios Prodromos (St. John the Baptist) lies in the Troodos forest area of Mesa Potamos.
Trooditissa in Cyprus


Located on the southern slopes of the Troodos Mountains, the Trooditissa Monastery is one of the very few monasteries in Cyprus.
Chrysorrogiatissa in Cyprus


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.
Agios Neophytos in Cyprus

Agios Neophytos

Agios Neophytos (Saint Neophytos) monastery lies 10km outside Paphos, near the village of Tala. In 1159 Saint Neophytos was the founder of monastery.
Agios Iraklidios in Cyprus

Agios Iraklidios

Agios Iraklidios monastery contains wonderful 13th and 16th century frescoes and the most ancient wooden iconostasis in Cyprus which is ornamented with heraldic.
Agios Minas in Cyprus

Agios Minas

The convent of Agios Minas is a monastery located in the village of Vavla and which dates back to the 15th century.
Agios Georgios Alamanos in Cyprus

Agios Georgios Alamanos

The church of Timios Stavros is situated in a central area of the Troodos mountain range, at the south end of the village of Pelendri.
Agios Georgios Mavrovouniou in Cyprus

Agios Georgios Mavrovouniou

The Monastery of Agios Georgios tou Mavrovouniou (Saint George of the Black Hill) is a relatively unknown men’s monastery in Cyprus.