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Address: Stavrovouni Mountain, Cyprus

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Stavrovouni Monastery

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 13, 2016
Limassol, Cyprus
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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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New York
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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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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016

A fairly lengthy trip for us we were disappointed at the sign on the front gate announcing 'no women allowed, must wait here'. Wow! Great views over Cyprus though.

Thank smoboz
Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2016

Well, I have to say this upfront. Women are not allowed to enter. Monks are very strict. But if you are in Cyprus and you are a man then I think you have to go there. Spirituality is everywhere...

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Istanbul Province, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2015

After a nice windy drive to the top of the mountain you are met by fantastic views before you even enter the Monastry. It was a surprise to find that the fairer sex are not allowed inside! Wonderfully maintained with unbelieveable frescos. The long Dining Room for the Monks was a little special and again immaculate. Very interestingly the roadside... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2015

Women are not allowed in the Monastery but it is worth it to go for the drive and the splendid view on top of the hill.

Thank happyfamily2000
Larnaka City, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2015

In a very good position ,a Holy Place for Christians Orthodox and womens dont allow to go inside.Only mens.They have a small church thow outside the Monastery for Womens so you can always go with the husband.

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