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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  • The Monastery has so much history and religious background. The miraculous lady of Napa. The Monastery is a quite place away from all the night club that surrounds it.  more »
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  • Shady and cool place in hot Agia Napa. You can sit in the shade on a stone bench beneath the centuries-old wood.
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  • Spectacular building
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  • With the bus line 101 we could get very easily hotel in Protaras Springs Beach from our Christal to Ayia Napa, to visit the famous monastery. Next is the younger Church of the Virgin, we were thrilled by their wall paintings. There was a cave which was built from around 1100 on the site of the monastery. A Manor House next to the cave Church was founded with the arrival of the Teutonic Knights on the island of Cyprus (1191). The Venetians from 1489 converted the complex into a monastery.
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  • A beautiful monastery with a large courtyard and age a huge sykomorą in front of the entrance. You need to see. Admission free.
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  • Historical space.
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A hugely popular holiday destination, Ayia Napa teems with hotels, hostels, and vacation rentals to accommodate its masses of visitors. Those interested in making the most of the resort's nightlife will find a number of lively hotels and hostels aimed at party-goers. Many of these sit close to Nissi, the most raucous of the beaches. Families may prefer to stay close to Harbor Beach, which sports a more kid-friendly section of the coastline. Private villas in the area often come equipped with a full kitchen and swimming pool, helping to ensure privacy and peace.
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