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Ayios Neophytos Monastery

6 mi north of Paphos, Paphos, Cyprus
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Ranked #3 of 47 Attractions in Paphos
Type: Religious Sites
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

This is my favourite walk. From my apartment in Tala its 40 mins to the monastery. I usually have a look around and have a rest before carrying on. There is a lovely cafe and a shop that sells their own bread and honey plus gifts. Well worth a visit, enjoy!

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

A very tranquil place - wonderfully looked after and beautiful. My friend was local and encouraged me to follow what they did - I later discovered I had kissed the skull of the founder! There was this brown object - and that was it... just the back was visible and following the 'When in Rome' theory.... I followed suit! Made... More

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London UK
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

A beautiful quiet area with historic caves and a fabulous monastery. The whole area exudes calm. You will love it if you want some time away from the hustle bustle of the towns, to go back a few hundred years and discover some history of this Saint. Then sit amongst the shade of trees in a fabulous cafe for a... More

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Leeds
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20 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Very large old Monastery steeped in history and cafe on site also. Also museum and gift shop. Well worth visiting.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

There is nothing you can't like about this place it is so peaceful. It does have a lot of steps to the oldest. It which older or disabled would struggle with.

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whitley bay
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This beautiful monastery is up in the hills, about 8 miles from Paphos. It’s a 20 minute ride on the 604 bus from Karavella station. It’s a very calm and tranquil place. The grounds and buildings are spotlessly clean and well-maintained, and the views are amazing. The highlight is the cave where St Neophytus dug a tiny chapel and a... More

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Medway
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16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Lovely peaceful place, not a huge site but worth a visit. Free parking (as usual which I love in Cyprus), so peaceful with lovely views. Easy to find from Paphos town (B7 then signposted left) - not far at all. a few euros to enter little caves and church and museum there. Sat on bench under olive trees and enjoyed... More

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Beautiful paintings and architecture in lovely surroundings. Such a peaceful area with amazing views from the monastery itself, definitely worth the extremely bumpy bus ride from Pathos

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Never seen a monastery which looks after cats before. It was amazing to see so many cats, which considering the lack of money, were very well cared for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I wanted my friends to have the opportunity to see a typical festival at a Monastery or Church for a Saints day. This monastery is a favourite of mine and I knew there would be a good selection of local stalls selling various things on the way up to the Monastery. None of us were disappointed. We were able to... More

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