Ayia Napa Monastery, Ayia Napa

4.5
#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Ayia Napa
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.
Create an itinerary including Ayia Napa Monastery
map
Places to stay near Ayia Napa Monastery
Ayia Napa Monastery Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
1,284 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • Not impressed ... really, went on the last day prior to departure, it is difficult to understand where the real old, and where the newly ... especially impressed with the unit air conditioner in the middle of the yard. The only impressed wood before entering the sea-very old. If you are close, you can run specially to go exactly.
    View original
  • Can visit, but nothing special for yourself is not noted. At all temples and monasteries-not something that I would like to attend. But Ayia Napa resort with youth clubs and other entertainment attractions, not so much.
    View original
  • Me and my girlfriend were at the monastery, heard much good about it but it was less than what one believes and not with super very facts, but certainly, super nice it was
    View original
Google
  • I find it astonishing that this ancient place has had Greek Orthodox monks in residence since at least the 14th Century. This being the earliest that historical references can be found. Considering the history of the island though, I suspect it has an older pedigree. Lots of interesting architecture to see in this peaceful retreat in the middle of party town. Worth a visit and a spot of peaceful reflection 😀
  • Possibly the oldest building in the town, dating back to Byzantine era Cyprus. Now it has become a meeting point for groups looking to descend on the clubbing districts; and a great spot for tourists and photographers.
  • This place does not fit inside this city environment but for sure it is an island of peace.
  • Very nice place !
  • Nice place

Plan your trip to Ayia Napa

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Ayia Napa Monastery by other users

4 days in Ayia Napa BY A USER FROM LEBANON August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Ayia Napa BY A USER FROM EGYPT June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Cyprus BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, teens, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Ayia Napa BY A USER FROM EGYPT July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Ayia Napa BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Larnaka District & Ayia Napa BY A USER FROM POLAND June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 39 days in Europe & Asia BY A USER FROM CHILE July, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Ayia Napa BY A USER FROM JAPAN May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Ayia Napa BY A USER FROM HUNGARY October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Greece & Cyprus BY A USER FROM ICELAND April, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Ayia Napa BY A USER FROM JORDAN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Ayia Napa BY A USER FROM JORDAN April, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans