Ayios Neophytos Monastery, Paphos

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Tucked up into a mountain, Ayios Neophytos Monastery features frescoes, icons, and exhibits of religious items, like manuscripts, priestly garments, books, pottery, and maps. Founded by Cypriot monk and writer Neophytos in 1159, the monastery also includes a church built 200 years later that was dedicated to Virgin Mary. See the cave with Neophytos's cell, his rock-table, stone bed, and his grave. Don't miss  the enclosure that he carved into the mountain, which contains Byzantine frescoes dating back to the 12th century. Using our world travel planner, Paphos attractions like Ayios Neophytos Monastery can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Quiet, peaceful place suitable for prayer and meditation. Very clean and tidy environment. Gorgeous garden of the monastery and the monks ' life in accordance with the tradition of our Church. Keep historical figure both Catholic, in the inner courtyard of the monastery and of the retreat of Neofytos Sgioy. Bravo to the Brotherhood of the monastery for the great renovation of the monastery without frills and alteration of fysiognpsmias. The latrines of European standards, 5-star hotel and clean! The Café located outside the Monastery is wonderful. Very good order with homely quality food and very reasonable prices. Very welcoming staff. The Director, a kind-hearted man, out the heart. The ambience of charming Café and restaurant. Your heart does not to leave! No matter how many times I visit the monastery of Saint Neofytos pr'okeitai not to leave there without having to go to the Cafeteria for lunch.
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  • August 16, 2017
    As others have said, this is a peaceful enough spot. As a monastery, there are few monks living here now and there really is not a great deal to see. Visit if you are passing, but don't go out of your...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Visiting this monestarie was simply amazing. It was just like stepping back in time to relate with the ancestors of Cyprus all those years and centuries ago. They were amazing people to create such be...  more »
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  • June 13, 2017
    Well worth a visit very nice well kept place lots of interesting things to view church is breath taking, plenty of shade to sit and admire the views, very nice cafe and clean toilets
  • March 17, 2017
    One of the few big monasteries in Cyprus. A great place to visit. A peaceful place where harmony is everywhere. Also see the place (inside the rock) where Saint Neophytos lived. Do miss to visit the museum too.
  • June 24, 2017
    Quiet place. Beautiful surrondings. Parking is easy.
  • April 11, 2017
    Fantastic place to visit, we came here as part of a brilliant cultural tour that you can book very cheaply at the bus station in Paphos (€23 when we came). Very historic, good value (only €2 entrance) and a very peaceful & beautiful location.
  • March 30, 2017
    Combine magnificent views of Cyprus forests and mountains with an enlightening experience of one the most beautiful Christian monasteries that includes a beautiful small church and a museum.

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