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Ayia Napa Monastery, Ayia Napa
(4.6/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
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 online itinerary creator, Ayia Napa attractions like Ayia Napa Monastery can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The monastery is situated in the heart of the village, a new Church and main square. Around some cafes and shops. In November only open monastery, all entertainment closed. Entrance is free of charge. There is one ancient church with a cave where they found an icon. The monastery is very beautiful, has undergone many reorganizations and received its own special charm. If you go in Ayia Napa, just for the sake of the monastery.
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  • Were in Cyprus in 2013. Lucky guides monastery impressive decoration, all worthy for viewing.
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  • Some of the wedding photos were taken there. Beautiful stone monastery, a little hazy, slightly melancholic ....
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  • A very nice historical place. Loved it.
  • Very easy to visit. Worth it.
  • Great place to visit and see a little of the original local culture
  • Very popular place for photos in the heart of Ayia Napa
  • Awesome place