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Machairas Monastery

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Machairas Monastery

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Nicosia Full Day Shopping Tour from Paphos

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Spend the day exploring and shopping in Cyprus's capital city, Nicosia with this full-day excursion from Paphos. You'll be picked up at your city center hotel and transported to Nicosia by coach, with a local guide on board to provide commentary. Once in Nicosia, you’ll have time to shop on Ledra Street, explore St John's Cathedral and the surrounding Old Quarter and drive along the Venetian walls before returning to Paphos in the evening.
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Daniel C wrote a review Oct 2020
113 contributions48 helpful votes
I went to early by myself but I had a great opportunity to see the sunrise by the hills. The drive through the forest was nice. You can get some nice pictures and over The Valley.The monastery looks interesting but you need to be there by 930am if you want to get in, men should we’re pants, no shorts and women should dress accordingly. At the you need to show respect.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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OliwaVasicek wrote a review Jul 2020
Helsinki, Finland427 contributions158 helpful votes
This monastery is an integral part of Cyprus's modern history and located in an idyllic location overlooking the valley. I set it as my half-way point while cycling the gorgeous and quiet hilly roads of Machairas and it was an uplifting place to visit.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Francis55NL wrote a review Mar 2020
Arnhem, The Netherlands18 contributions5 helpful votes
amazingly beautiful authentic and historically beautiful monastery and church in a rustic village also take a look at the surrounding spaces and be amazed by the beauty
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Devonian16 wrote a review Feb 2020
Cyprus112 contributions47 helpful votes
A lovely relaxing place to visit, well off the beaten track but beautifully kept, it doesn't feel as busy or commercial as some other monastries in Cyprus
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Date of experience: October 2019
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yiannava wrote a review Jan 2020
Nicosia, Cyprus166 contributions67 helpful votes
For the Greek-Orthodox this is one, of the life time pilgrimages. The old church in the inner court of the Monastery is really worth visiting and does hold the aura and a lot of religious treasures. Access is very easy .Recently a new church has been built on the outer courtyard for the many pilgrims. It is nice but not the same. vhere is a small shop in the entrance. Nearby is a place with historical significance to Cypriots (1950s). the "hideout" of Gregoris Afxentiou . A bronze statue marks the place. It used to be a long walk from the Monastery but i cannot tell how it has been transformed with the recent changes. Nearby is a camping site with Barbeque faciities. Like in most Greek Orthodox churches and monasteries, it is recommended that women wearing shorts, have at hand a wrap over skirt and a scarf to cover their legs and shoulders.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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