Ayia Napa Monastery, Ayia Napa

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Once nestled in a dense forest and visited only by hunters, Ayia Napa Monastery features a church, a hiding place, and a well from the Byzantine and Venetian eras. The monastery you can see today was constructed in the 15th century, with certain areas built underground and cut into the rock. Unlike most churches and monasteries in Cyprus, this one has survived the Ottoman rule, and it underwent extensive repairs during the 20th century. At the south gate, look for an old sycamore tree--it is believed to be more than 600 years old. Using our custom trip planner, Ayia Napa attractions like Ayia Napa Monastery can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Not impressed ... really, went on the last day prior to departure, it is difficult to understand where the real old, and where the newly ... especially impressed with the unit air conditioner in the middle of the yard. The only impressed wood before entering the sea-very old. If you are close, you can run specially to go exactly.
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  • Can visit, but nothing special for yourself is not noted. At all temples and monasteries-not something that I would like to attend. But Ayia Napa resort with youth clubs and other entertainment attractions, not so much.
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  • Me and my girlfriend were at the monastery, heard much good about it but it was less than what one believes and not with super very facts, but certainly, super nice it was
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  • I find it astonishing that this ancient place has had Greek Orthodox monks in residence since at least the 14th Century. This being the earliest that historical references can be found. Considering the history of the island though, I suspect it has an older pedigree. Lots of interesting architecture to see in this peaceful retreat in the middle of party town. Worth a visit and a spot of peaceful reflection 😀
  • Possibly the oldest building in the town, dating back to Byzantine era Cyprus. Now it has become a meeting point for groups looking to descend on the clubbing districts; and a great spot for tourists and photographers.
  • This place does not fit inside this city environment but for sure it is an island of peace.
  • Very nice place !
  • Nice place
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