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Address: Stavrovouni Mountain, Cyprus
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women not allowed.

Well, I have to say this upfront. Women are not allowed to enter. Monks are very strict. But if you are in Cyprus and you are a man then I think you have to go there. Spirituality... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
christosPashiardis
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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94 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, I have to say this upfront. Women are not allowed to enter. Monks are very strict. But if you are in Cyprus and you are a man then I think you have to go there. Spirituality is everywhere...

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Istanbul Province, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

After a nice windy drive to the top of the mountain you are met by fantastic views before you even enter the Monastry. It was a surprise to find that the fairer sex are not allowed inside! Wonderfully maintained with unbelieveable frescos. The long Dining Room for the Monks was a little special and again immaculate. Very interestingly the roadside... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Women are not allowed in the Monastery but it is worth it to go for the drive and the splendid view on top of the hill.

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Thank happyfamily2000
Larnaka City, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

In a very good position ,a Holy Place for Christians Orthodox and womens dont allow to go inside.Only mens.They have a small church thow outside the Monastery for Womens so you can always go with the husband.

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I had read all the negatives about visiting Stavrovouni Monastery, namely no pictures, no women but felt undeterred and determined to make up my own mind. Getting there from Paphos was straightforward as the motorways are quick and well signed. The road to the monastery takes you through a forested area where Army manoeuvres and quarrying kick up the dust.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

nice quiet place and a great view of larnaca. make sure to tak ethe dirt road up towards the mountain its much more fun and great views . . .

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Thank AntCyp M
Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Even if you are not religious, this is worth visiting, for the view alone. When the day is clear, you can see for miles

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The view is really nice but that's about it. Careful it is closed between 12am and 3pm, furthermore WOMEN ARE NOT ALLOWED, furthermore men need to wear long trousers/shirts (kind of normal though in a monastery). If you are female don't bother going up there.

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Thank PhilippedA
Limassol, Limassol, Cyprus
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It is a good place to go and visit - everyone does. It is extremely sumptuous and almost vulgar with all the gold when there is so much poverty in the word. However, it is part of the history and culture of the island and therefore deserves a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

so, I cannot really judge the inside of the monastery and what it has go to offer but on the outside this really is a piece of art. The oldest in Cyprus and one of the oldest monasteries in the world, Stavrovouni is an amazing Byzantine building (originally built in the 4th century). It is situated on the very top... More 

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