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. To visit Ayios Neophytos Monastery and other attractions in Paphos, use our Paphos trip itinerary planner.
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  • 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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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • Beautiful place. Great relaxing restaurant. Very reasonable shops. There is even the tala cat sanctuary just down the road. Well worth a visit.
  • Picturesque and a nice place to relax for a while. 2 euros gains you admittance into the (very small) museum and (even smaller) mountain caves. There are plenty of trees there to provide sanctuary from the searing July sun and is refreshing with the gentle mountain breeze.
  • Ηρεμια και γαληνη! A serene place!
  • 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.
  • 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

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A vacation favorite, Paphos is equipped with a wide range of accommodations to cater to its scores of visitors. Beachside hotels are plentiful, with many located in the bustling Kato Pafos neighborhood. Bed and breakfasts tend be farther from the sea but offer heaps of character as well as good value for money. If you're planning a longer stay in the city, consider renting a villa. These vary considerably in amenities and price, with many of the larger properties located in Paphos' scenic outskirts.
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