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Ayios Neophytos Monastery, Paphos

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • Worth a visit. An active monstery, very quiet. The old church is carved into the rocks and has wonderfaul wall paintings. There is also a museum with some gorgeous icons  more »
  • The original cell and church of Ayia Neophytus date from 1116, although was reworked a little in the C16th. As we have seen at Sumela monastery in Turkey, plaster is applied to even up irregular rock ...  more »
  • A wonderful monastery, surrounded by natural beauty. Very well maintained. A place for prayer so visiiors must enter properly dressed.  more »
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lovely place with nice food and service.