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Stavrovouni Monastery

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Address: Stavrovouni Mountain, Cyprus

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Amazing scenery, nice Monastery

The scenery is amazing , the monastery is fine , with nice frescos on church , but no guidence/info , also note that the access is only to men

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Nadav G
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Ra'anana, Israel
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Ra'anana, Israel
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The scenery is amazing , the monastery is fine , with nice frescos on church , but no guidence/info , also note that the access is only to men

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Thank Nadav G
Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

The drive up to the monastery has beautiful views and there are pull off points to stop. Unfortunately, women are not allowed inside the monastery so I cannot comment on that. The view from outside the monastery is nice but can also be viewed from a lower point on the mountain. It was very disappointing to arrive at the top... More 

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1 Thank remrem0511
Beersheba, Israel
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

The monastery is located on the top of a mountain 750 m above sea level. The monastery was founded by Helena, the mother of emperor Constantine I. The story says that during a pilgrimage to the holly land she found the original crosses of Jesus and the 2 thieves that were crucified with him and tried to bring them to... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2017

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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Thank GeraldFritz
Mons, Belgium
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129 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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Thank iceman_icestreet
Warrenton, Virginia
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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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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Thank Katarína R
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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160 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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