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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  • A beautiful Monastery outside of Paphos with excellent views. On the rock cave-Church, used by Saint neofytos. Worth the visit.
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  • In peaceful setting. Only managed to see the main Church as the carved out from rock one was closed. Beautiful icons and frescoes/ murals.  more »
  • It was worth the visit, a little different from other Monasteries in Cyprus as this one have some ancient fresques in the small cave rooms.  more »
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  • If you like cats worth a visit. Now run by nuns. You will be impressed with the shop!
  • Definitely worth a visit even if you don't pay to go in the buildings. Nice for a picnic.
  • Great monastery. up to the hill with a nice view. Some cats and a coffee shop
  • Well worth the visit, a beautifully maintanined tranquil monastery. Free to get in (well it was in Jan) with ample parking. Bear in mind it's still in use for various services which adds to the charm. Don't forget the little museum too, also free. The whoke area is great for photography as it's surrounded by the mountainous range of Tala. If you want some peace and culture come here, don't forget to wear appropriate/respectful clothing as there are signs reminding us 😉. Enjoy!
  • amazing place, beautifull view from montains to the sea. Ticket 2 eur, but worth to visit cave
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