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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  • A place worthy of the visitation-a complex of historical buildings, partly carved in the rock, with interesting set out stories related to the period of reign of the Venetians
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  • Quiet, nice place, despite the location in the heart of Ayia Napa. Given that Orthodox monastery, we feel very relaxed, freely. Very benevolent father, tells everything. Next to the monastery is a very beautiful Church.
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  • A beautiful monastery in the Centre of the city with excellent calming energy, where we just sat comfortably in the heat and visited the Museum of the history of the monastery dates back to the XIV century − times Byzantine rule in Cyprus. About the history of its foundation guide told legend. Previously, there was a forest and Hunter accidentally discovered in the cave of the icon of the Virgin Mary. Apparently, the icon was hidden there in the period of iconoclasm in the 7th or 8th century. Translated from the old Greek word Napa means forest. Because the icon found in the forest, she was given the name Virgin Napa (Holy forest). Word Ajja is translated from the Greek as holy. Over time, the name of the icon podsokratili and became known as the Ayia Napa. On the site of the caves in the 14th century the first small church was erected, and later the monastery was founded the monastery now functions only as a museum. I liked the ancient fountain in the monastery, immersed in greenery. Daily the Cyprus Orthodox Church services are held in the new church built in 50 meters from the monastery. Here you can confess and partake in a must.
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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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