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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  • Small but beautiful monastery church. Wall and ceiling paintings by the hermit Neophytos are stunning. Very quiet when we visited - only a little black cat for company.  more »
  • This Monastery is set against the mountain with a beautiful view over the surrounding area. There are a lot of parking available as well a a souvenir shop and one selling delicious local Cypriot produ...  more »
  • Were on an excursion at the monastery of Neophyte in late February 2014 years. Weather for excursions most successful: no heat and there is a large number of tourists. We are not hurrying up, carefully inspected, venerated the Holy Head of Saint Neophyte. On the territory of the monastery very nicely: with bright fruit stand lemon and orange trees, cypresses, Palm trees, olive trees. View from Mount breathtaking mountains, far below the white houses and the sea. Delight!
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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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