Agios Neophytos Monastery
Agios Neophytos Monastery
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  • blueslsd
    Winsford, United Kingdom143 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Marvellous monastery
    Staying in Hotel on outskirts of Paphos. Decided we would have a trip out. As the buses are so cheap we fancied a trip to the monastery. Asked aT old Paphos town bus terminus how long journey would take. “40 minutes” we were advised. Bus on the way there sounded a bit like an old tractor but still completed the journey in 30 minutes. Absolutely stunning buildings and gardens. Inside the monastery chapel is beautiful. We walked up, what we christened the “Stairway to Heaven”. 337 steps up to summit. My wife counted. Sad really, I know 😜 with the heat better to pace yourself. We stopped about halfway up for a picnic. Recommend a visit to this beautiful holy site. Bus on the way back to old Paphos went like a rocket. 20 minutes and we were at bus station. A lovely day all round. So glad we decided on a day out.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 17, 2023
  • Austin
    South Yorkshire, United Kingdom139 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you’re in the area.
    Was in the area so decided to visit! Cheap entrance price! Paying once gives you access to everything so keep your ticket, don’t pay again! The little museums are small. Small cafe and plenty of parking. It’s something fun and different to look around! I wouldn’t come out of my way to visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 9, 2023
  • Our World Wide Road Trip
    World84 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful Monastery
    Absolute must for a visit. Fantastic Monastery, museum, walks, little chapel, gift shop and a fabulous little cafe. Very peaceful setting away from everywhere and everyone....thoroughly enjoyed.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 22, 2023
  • Travelcelt_10
    Norwich, United Kingdom209 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    November visit.
    A lot of Cyprus monasteries are hard to get to but this one is just a few kilometres from Paphos along a good road. The car park area has a decent-looking cafe and the whole site is well tended. You could find the landscaping and varied planting interesting in itself and not have to pay any entry fee. The cliff face with the original carved sanctuary is fascination. There is a small fee to enter this section and it is rewarded with some beautiful original sacred artwork. I don't think this is a 2 to 3 hour visit. Just over 1 hour is plenty.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 23, 2023
  • Debora H
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful and beautiful
    Definitely well worth a visit to this beautiful and peaceful monastery. Sadly the museum was closed when we went but we were able to go into the magnificent church and to admire the rich colours of the frescoes which are hundreds of years old. As an added bonus, there are plenty of very friendly monastery cats who are willing to accompany you on your visit.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 18, 2024
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Pamela H
Oxford, UK111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Sanka1 🇱🇰🇬🇧
Bicester, UK3,407 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
A calm and serene historic monastery located in the hills close to Paphos. We decided to visit as it was 20mins from the town centre and can easily get a taxi to and from there. It's open 6am to 6pm everyday for visits and there's no fee to enter, but visitors need to be respectful while entering buildings where there's a strict no photography policy. You need to wear appropriate clothing and keep noise down. The monastery has a gift shop, toilets and cafe on site if required. Highly recommended for a relaxing visit.
Written January 28, 2023
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Ryan D
Bristol, UK25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The parking here is free, its worth a visit just to see the old church from 1205AD which is carved into the rock with the remaining frescos. 2 euro each gets you into the museum of artefacts and the old church which is a reasonable price compared to other sites in Cyprus. the grounds are beautiful and well looked after. We visited on our latest day for something to do, some steep roads up there but good condition to get to.
Written June 28, 2022
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Randburg
Randburg, South Africa351 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
Beautiful gardens and monastery up in the hills within easy reach of Paphos.

Entrance is free to the main areas and chapel. To enter the museum and caves adults have to pay a minimal fee. Children enter free.

Nice 45 minute visit and would recommend for those visiting Paphos.
Written October 4, 2022
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muffinn2
Worcester, UK170 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Travelcelt_10
Norwich, UK209 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
A lot of Cyprus monasteries are hard to get to but this one is just a few kilometres from Paphos along a good road. The car park area has a decent-looking cafe and the whole site is well tended. You could find the landscaping and varied planting interesting in itself and not have to pay any entry fee. The cliff face with the original carved sanctuary is fascination. There is a small fee to enter this section and it is rewarded with some beautiful original sacred artwork. I don't think this is a 2 to 3 hour visit. Just over 1 hour is plenty.
Written November 23, 2023
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Rick W
Sevenoaks, UK2,127 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
Located up in the hills about 20 minutes north of Paphos is this monastery complex and caves with paintings by Saint Neofytos himself. There are a couple of gift shops and a small cafe (although I stood there for three minutes ringing the bell and was completely ignored and so left without being served!) I was not enormously impressed by the place actually. There is a small museum displaying a number of 19th century books of church music and the monastery buildings themselves which are unremarkable. For highlight is the Enkleistra - three cave like rooms which were inhabited by Neofytos in the 12th century the walls are covered in frescoes and although quite damaged are nevertheless beautiful and interesting. It won't take you long to see them!.
Written September 21, 2023
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Trevor H
Dorchester, UK30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
I'm only giving it 4* because part was closed.
It rained the day we visited but that didn't dampen our spirits. Love this place, very serene. The monastery itself is away from the main building with steep ish steps up to it but the frescoes are amazing. Unfortunately the top part was closed and when asked why the answer was because of hand railings being unsecured, with also the chance of falling rocks. But they said it may be open within 2 months. Other parts that were closed were, the museum, the coffee shop and some of the main building, though the gift shop was still plying its trade. Most likely, it is my guess, that it's mainly open March through November.
Still with a visit and on a clear day, take a picnic, the views are stunning.
Written January 17, 2023
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maxisales
Walsall, UK196 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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blueslsd
Winsford, UK143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Staying in Hotel on outskirts of Paphos.
Decided we would have a trip out. As the buses are so cheap we fancied a trip to the monastery. Asked aT old Paphos town bus terminus how long journey would take. “40 minutes” we were advised.
Bus on the way there sounded a bit like an old tractor but still completed the journey in 30 minutes.
Absolutely stunning buildings and gardens. Inside the monastery chapel is beautiful.
We walked up, what we christened the “Stairway to Heaven”. 337 steps up to summit.
My wife counted. Sad really, I know 😜 with the heat better to pace yourself. We stopped about halfway up for a picnic.
Recommend a visit to this beautiful holy site.
Bus on the way back to old Paphos went like a rocket. 20 minutes and we were at bus station.
A lovely day all round. So glad we decided on a day out.
Written March 17, 2023
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