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Stavrovouni Monastery

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Address: Stavrovouni Mountain, Cyprus

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The only way is up!

Walking trail from Anglisides is available. While I certainly acknowledge that it's difficult to find, standing in Anglisides, looking up the steep mountain, I'd like to point... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
GeraldFritz
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Basel, Switzerland
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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking trail from Anglisides is available. While I certainly acknowledge that it's difficult to find, standing in Anglisides, looking up the steep mountain, I'd like to point out, that you can make your way with the help of a mobile navi or an oldfashioned map. Count on more than two hours however on a way the crow flies in 4... More 

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Mons, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

If you want to see a piece of genuine Cypriot artwork this is a must must see, unfortunately only men are allowed into the still working Monastery. As a small but very interesting and impressive consultation the Church of All Saints of Cyprus is across from the entrance to the Monastery, where the artwork is just as impressive. Unfortunately it... More 

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Warrenton, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Combine this with a trip to Lefkara. Very interesting windy road up to the top with breathtaking scenery. The monastery itself is for smartly dressed men only and is a very tranquil and unique experience. The small traditional Orthodox Church and the scenery make for a worthwhile trip.

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Thank Simon B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Me and my friend were desperate to find a walking trail from Anglisides abattoir. Ipossible to rich without car. We took bus from Larnaka and did more than 5 km in direction to the monastery. Finally, riched the main road and hitchhiking to the top.Despite of the weather, the view was nice.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

You can see the unusually shaped hill this Monastery perches on for miles. The journey to reach it takes you down a quiet tree-lined road and then winds up and up round hairpin bends to get to the top. If you enjoy driving as we do then you will love it. Roughly halfway up at the end of a hairpin... More 

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Thank christine b
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

An absolutely amazing site however being a woman, that's all I could see. Definitely worth the view and drive. Windy roads!

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Thank becandfood
Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Have visited this Monastery a few times over the years and is still worth seeing again. Having taken members of my family and friends there on a few occasions. The views are quite breath taking so make sure you have a fully charged mobile/ipad. The Monastery itself cannot be entered by women and there is a strict code on men's... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

The drive to get here is incredibly long and difficult because the incline is so high. I probably spent around 15 min up there just taking pictures of the view and checking out the smaller church, which is still shorter compared to the time it took to drive there. I couldn't even go inside because I'm female, so that was... More 

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Thank janus119
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Visited the monastery a couple of times over time. It puts a big smile on my face when I reach the top and see the views. Make sure there is not high humidity level, otherwise will restrict the scenery. Driving up its great. No women allowed within the monastery but there is a smaller graphic church next to it where... More 

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Tenterden, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

I can't write much of a review on this one as I am female and now allowed inside,understandably. However, it's worth a trip up for the views which are simply incredible. The drive up is easy with excellent roads and a stop off on he way up is necessary for photo opportunities. A male companion went inside but be warned,... More 

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