Agios Neophytos Monastery

Agios Neophytos Monastery, Paphos

Agios Neophytos Monastery
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ExPatpieMon
113 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
The weather forecast was for rain.
We travelled on public transport from our hotel near Coral Bay to Kato Paphos bus terminus, another bus to Karavella bus station in old town Paphos and finally another bus direct to the monastery.
The overall journey time from start to finish was less than one hour.
The monastery setting is lovely, quite serene and quiet.
There is a cafe on the site but this was closed for the winter season and reopens in March.
The sun came out whilst we were there and made the day so much nicer.
The view are awesome.
The monastery is an atypical building, immaculately preserved.
There is a museum on site displaying various archeological artifacts, there is an entry fee of 2€ and to be honest it isn't worth the fee, we considered it as a donation.
Nice place for a stop off if you were driving around the area.
Written January 3, 2020
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Mike G
Leicester, UK156 contributions
Feb 2020
We came up the monastery by bus from Pahos - easy to do, and very cheap.
The church and saint's cave are picturesque and well worth the trip. Unfortunately if you want to understand what you are seeing you need to purchase the guidebook from the museum - and the guidebook is written in very academic language which makes it hard to digest. The guidebook assumes you have a working knowledge of Orthodox Christianity - so you have to resort to Wikipedia to understand what you are looking at!
We went on very quite day, when the rains were coming down, and it was very peaceful, I suspect it could be a very different experience on a warm summer's day looking at the size of the car parks!
There is a large cafe near the entrance (closed when we were there) and a couple of gift shops.
Written March 5, 2020
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Pamela H
Oxford, UK111 contributions
Feb 2020
One reaches this Monastery by mini bus from Pathos old town. We went on a Saturday and there were not many buses so one needed to watch the the times of return buses. There were only five people on our bus.
The buildings are beautiful with wide walkways with very good toilets. leading up to the Monastery from the bus-stop .The cave and Monastery walls were beautifully painted and the museum very interesting
We loved the white cat who shared our lunch but we wish that the restaurant and gift shop had been open(not till March) so as to enable us to shelter from the very cold, wet and windy weather whilst we waited for the bus
Written February 16, 2020
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Geordiegirl013
Tyneside237 contributions
Nov 2019
Decided to go to Agios Neophytos Monastery on the mini bus from Paphos Old Town. So glad we did, a lovely peaceful place to visit, free entry but have to pay 2 euros to gain admittance to the museum and cave frescos, this is not compulsary but the ticket covers both of these. Well worth spending 2 euros, very interesting. The grounds are beautiful and the church is lovely. In all this place is a gem. There is a cafe where you can have refreshments at very reasonable prices and very friendly staff. So nice to sit in a peaceful haven surrounded by nature. The bus back to Paphos stops beside the cafe. There are also two small gift shops to browse. Would recommend a visit.

Geordiegirl013
Tyneside
Written January 7, 2020
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muffinn2
Worcester, UK169 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Our day centred on this special place. 2€ gets you into the atmospheric beautifully decorated hermitage and the church and museum, which even for an ardent atheist there's lots to see and appreciate. Be aware you can't take photos. Good 9k walk taking in spectacular views both to Paphos and the Troodos from the monastery. It also can take in the fascinating cat sanctuary too.
Written February 8, 2020
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maxisales
Walsall, UK180 contributions
Mar 2022
What a fascinating site - it is large and I'd recommend going before the afternoon heat hits. The only reason I've given it 4 stars is because the museum was shut the day we went. Nice little souvenir shop, little cafe and would make a super spot for a picnic
Written April 8, 2022
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Alex C
83 contributions
Nov 2021
We visitted this monastery for an afternoon. It's a bit hard to find! There is what seems to be a cats' home just next door, and the monastery has several of its own cats too. It was quiet and has lovely views down the valley. The caves where there are very old wall paintings are a fascinating survival. Entrance is 2 euro, including the caves, church and museum. The monastery building itself is not open. There is a cafe and gift shop by the car park, plus toilets.
Written November 20, 2021
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Gina A
Peyia, Cyprus113 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
The Monestery itself is quite beautiful & interesting. The car park is free. The public toilets are terrible, dirty & damaged. The little shops have a good range of goods at reasonable prices. The cafe is very busy & a nice place to sit under the trees. Drinks are ok but food prices high. Lots of cats around the tables. Overall a pleasant enough visit but nothing special.
Written October 19, 2021
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antracyt
10 contributions
Feb 2022
It seems to be a large monastery. Yes, but there is very little to see inside. It's really a short trip. The cat's zoo is very close. Tala Cat Park. It's worth going there (for free), unless someone hates cats. I wandered the roads up and down. The monastery is in a beautiful landscape. I spent 3 hours in this area and the trip was interesting, but you can also visit the monastery in half an hour. I think there are more interesting places in Cyprus but I don't regret being there.
Written April 23, 2022
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Lukki777
Southampton, UK74 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
We combined this visit with Tala Cat Sanctuary which is only 2 minutes away. The monastery buildings are very impressive. It’s worth paying the few euros to enter the museum and rooms.
The grounds are very nice to walk round.
Written January 9, 2020
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