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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  • August 12, 2017
    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 »
  • August 9, 2017
    I truly recommend this monastery. you will find yourself lost in art and history no matter which religion you follow  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    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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  • June 20, 2017
    Spectacular building
  • March 10, 2017
    Beautiful place
  • March 18, 2017
    Vintage, (14-15 century), in the style of the Venetian Renaissance, Anya-Napa-built on the site where in antiquity the cave Hunter found an icon of the Theotokos, where she is now stored and is miraculous (Panagia Napa) monks is not here, but the Church-serving here kept the miracle belt which helps in childbirth, and the veil which St. Veronica gave Jesus on the road to Golgotha. Very good atmosphere. A beautiful courtyard with ancient 500-year-old plane tree and a 600-year-old Sycamore fikusom (fig tree) a total of 9 churches are on the territory of the monastery. Definitely recommend to visit!
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  • March 20, 2017
    A small, beautiful monastery with a rich history. Located in the heart of Ayia Napa monastery inlet. worth sikomora (mulberry tree), growing at least 600 years. Now at the monastery of Ayia Napa is not the monks, but the Church is valid and open for visits. Agia Napa monastery many pilgrims come to bow down before the face of the mother of God.
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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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