Archive for the 'Monasteries' Category

Agia Moni Monastery

The Monastery of the Priests – Agia Moni – is located in Paphos Region between the village of Statos and the Monastery of Chrysorrogiatissa.  It is built in a beautiful situation, far from the bustle of everyday life.
Agia Moni is considered as one of the most ancient monasteries of Cyprus.  It has been rebuilt recently [...]

Agios Neofytos Monastery

Saint Neophytos monastery is situated about 10 km north of Paphos near Tala village. It is built in what used to be a secluded location at the head of a picturesque valley.
The history of the Monastery of Agios Neofytos is well documented in the autobiography of its founder, the Cypriot hermit and writer Neofytos.  Saint [...]

Visiting Cyprus Monasteries

If you want to visit the monasteries in Cyprus, bear in mind that the Greek Orthodox Religion is very proper.  What does that mean for visitors?

Visitors are advised to avoid wearing short trousers and to be dressed ‘decently’.  That means men must wear shirts and women must have their arms and shoulders covered.
During Sundays [...]

Panayia tou Sindi Monastery

Completely off the beaten track is the fascinating and deserted Panayia tou Sindi orthodox monastery.
Situated in the valley of the River Potamos, it can only be reached along unmade tracks. A challenge to find, but well worth the effort. Probably best approached from the village of Pentalia on the E606 road from Acheleia to Pano [...]