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Stavrovouni Monastery, Pyrga

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Stavrovouni Monastery (Greek: Ιερά Μονή Σταυροβουνίου) is a Greek Orthodox monastery which stands on the top of a hill called Stavrovouni (Greek: Σταυροβούνι) in Cyprus; it is sometimes simply known as Stavrovouni. The monastery is one of the few places where one can see a piece of the Holy Cross. Stavrovouni Monastery was founded by Saint Helena (Saint Constantine's mother) in around 327–329 AD.
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  • Even though I couldn’t go and see the church itself it’s still worth a visit The man that were with us walked up and saw the church and said it was beautiful I truly respect the fact that women... 
    Even though I couldn’t go and see the church itself it’s still worth a visit The man that were with us walked up and saw the church and said it was beautiful I truly respect the fact that women...  more »
  • We drove by here on the way from Limassol to Nicosia. It looked like an interesting place to visit, though the other reviews would seem to indicate otherwise. It did look interesting from the... 
    We drove by here on the way from Limassol to Nicosia. It looked like an interesting place to visit, though the other reviews would seem to indicate otherwise. It did look interesting from the...  more »
  • As a woman I knew I wouldn't be allowed in. The views were great and it was nice to see the monastery albeit from a distance. Quite a schlep to get there, so its a case of been there done that, won't....  more
    As a woman I knew I wouldn't be allowed in. The views were great and it was nice to see the monastery albeit from a distance. Quite a schlep to get there, so its a case of been there done that, won't....  more »
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  • Amazing and wonderful view, from the top of hills. 360 view. My recommendation visit in winter. My experience , was dusty , hot but overall great 👍. Check timing and prohibits things before planing.
  • Excellent viewpoint if you want to see the Cyprus from the top of the hill. I been informed that the the monastery is open only for men and only after 3 pm. Between 12-3pm nobody can go inside. Nevertheless definitely it's worth to go there for amazing view of Larnaca and the neighborhood. Be careful on the road, lots of dangerous bends here.
  • The view is stunning, there is a forest nature trail to walk on. When we went on Saturday, the Monastery opened at 3 in the afternoon. You will be required to wear long pants to enter so you can either being your own and if you forgot they will give you one. You can buy honey and olive oil there.
  • A magical place overlooking the island. Women, unfortunately, are forbidden to enter, while men must wear appropriate clothing: long pants and preferably a shirt.
  • Amazing viewpoint with the forest nature trail for walk on…but for the monastery only men are allowed…highly recommended for those who loves quite natural place to visit…

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