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750m Above Sea Level

It is worth just the drive to the top and to wander around the square. The views from the top are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Athens, Greece
Amazing Monastery on the top of the mountain

Must visit, even just for a quick view. Interesting drive to the top of the mountain. Increadible... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
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Stavrovouni Mountain, Pyrga, Cyprus
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is worth just the drive to the top and to wander around the square. The views from the top are breathtaking in all directions and my hometown –Larnaca and coastline are visible in the distance. The monks here are known for their iconography skills....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank greekcypriot2009
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Must visit, even just for a quick view. Interesting drive to the top of the mountain. Increadible Monastery to see and feel this place.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Very nice place. Probably to understand it 100% it is better to be orthodox. For the others it is a quiet place with a spectacular view.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 215calinc
Reviewed 11 August 2018

This place really is on the top of a mountain. The views in all directions are wonderful. In the area anyone can go into, there is a small church that in my view is nicer than the monastery church. Beautiful artwork in a small space...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Al R
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Complete waste of time: they are discriminating women (woman are not allowed to enter nothing there as if they would be awfull creatures) and they are closed from 12 to 3 pm. Definately not worth to go there or even donate to this arrogant middle...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Milda M
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We took the drive from Limassol to the monastery. An amazing mountain road takes you up to this place. Great views of Larnaca await you up there. However, it is closed between midday and 3pm which we didnt know, our bad. Furthermore, women are not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Traveling when it was a slightly cloudy day, we decided to go on a pilgrimage and see the various land marks of the area. We came across the most popular church and on the highest mountain Our journey to this amazing monastery was somewhat a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank infoblueribbon
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

The monastery is closed to women. Also its closed for all visitors between 12:00 and 15:00 every day. This information is almost impossible to find.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank K745HYmichaelm
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

We were quite looking forward to visiting the monastery atop the mountain rumoured to contain a segment of the holy cross, but my interest faded when I learned that no women are allowed beyond the front gate. This is made even more absurd by the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank WritersBlockTravels
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This monastery is a must visit. I talked to one of the priest and he said a small piece of the cross where jesus was crucified is hidden in the silver cross. Please note that woman can not enter. The entrance fee is free. The...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank munis z
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30 January 2017|
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Response from Christine B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, You won't be able to go into the monastery itself, but it's worth going up just for the views from the top! Hope this helps, Christine