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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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  • We enjoyed our visit to Ayia Napa monastery last week. The monastery and surrounds are very well maintained and it gives a good feeling for the history of the area. Worth a visit if you are visiting A...  more »
  • Very charming and picturesque Fieldstone monastery. A must see! It takes about 3/4 of an hour for the visit. Quiet location but which is located not far from the "party" of Ayia Napa area;
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  • Was in November 2015, however all the impressions of the Agia Napa fresh so far. The monastery has its own history. The village was built around the monastery in the middle ages. Center, as it was opened, was a monastery. The architectural style, if I recall correctly, the Venetian. For a long time the monastery was operational. Formed his first nun who buried inside. Then the monastery was male. Very cosy patios monachtyrja, there is a covered gazebo, Chapel. In the monastery festivals. It is said that the famous September. But in early November, when I was, every night on the square in front of the monastery was constant action: spoke with fire show, groups with drums. People always have been many. Fun and crowded is that it is always necessary to tourists. a few souvenir shops around with crafts provide a fairly wide selection of distinctive gifts on the trip.
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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