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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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  • a peaceful reverent place, full of history and surrounded by the stunning mountains. The paintings inside are beautiful and offer incite into the history of the island, the attached museums also hold ...  more »
  • This should you not taste ate, if you are in Paphos, it gains an impression of the life of the monks and has at the same time beautiful views of mountains and sea
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  • Took a drive to the Tordos Mountains and stopped here... I am so amazed by the way the monastery is kept up and that there are still 6 I think monks living there... The church was amazing as well... W...  more »
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  • one of the best-known monasteries in Cyprus. It was founded by monk Neophytos in the 12th century.Saint Neophytos was the founder of the monastery in 1159. He lived there and died in 1219 at the age of 85. The main church of the monastery was built around 200 years after his death and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. 
  • Beautiful peaceful place with stunning views, the cafe by the monastery is our favorite place in summer, shaded with beautiful trees and serving delicious cakes, coffee and simple snacks. Must see.
  • Beautiful working monastery. Good museum Privately run cafe with some small tourist shops. Stunning views
  • Categorically recommend go to the monastery with an excursion and not its course and toward evening. You can go by public bus from the station of Caravel. If you leave with Kato Paphos, the friendly staff of the station will tell on what coaches like to go. In the evening, when the tour buses have gone, there are very few people, quietly, calmly, you can see the monks in a calm atmosphere, without fuss. The air in the monastery is impregnated with Rosemary and olives. Golden light before sunset, so grab your cameras, this little Sun where you can catch.
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  • Worth to visit for the sake of exploring cells, vyrublennnyh (according to legend Neophyte himself) in the rock. Entrance fee EUR 2 or on a ticket from the Museum, but for free. In cells ancient frescoes, altar, etc. Before entering the big parking and dining.
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