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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 online itinerary creator, Ayia Napa attractions like Ayia Napa Monastery can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It was ok if your into this sort of thing, but it could do with more information about the monastery but we did go in the off season so maybe that explains that lack staff etc. but it was nice to stub...  more »
  • You wouldn't believe it's next to the square so quiet and peaceful we have been coming for over 20 years and always give it a visit they also put concerts on certain times of the year give it a try 
  • The monastery is located in the Centre of Ayia Napa. If the hotel is located far from the Centre, can be reached at 101 or 102avtobuse. Information about the monastery we read in the brochure given upon entering the Temple Monastery, absolutely free. Here all brochures, candles, note on health, on free forecast for donations. In the Church of Cyprus you can go without a headscarf, but with covered shoulders and skirt or trousers below the knee. Not necessarily-nobody would drive and will not make a comment. Just so taken. The monastery is not valid, but the aura of peace and tranquillity near the city noise you provided. Nearby is the Church.
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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