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St. Nicholas of the Cats

Edge of Akrotiri village, Akrotiri, Cyprus
+357 25 952621
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Closed when I arrived

I showed up today during the hours that the monastery should have been open. It was closed and the... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2017
Crystal P
via mobile
a conundrum

as previously stated dont go out of your way. the monastery is dark so you cant see anything. the... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2017
Saint J
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  • Average32%
  • Poor14%
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Edge of Akrotiri village, Akrotiri, Cyprus
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Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

I showed up today during the hours that the monastery should have been open. It was closed and the gate was locked. The area is very remote. The monastery looks really run down with garbage everywhere. I could see three under fed stray cats outside....More

Thank Crystal P
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

as previously stated dont go out of your way. the monastery is dark so you cant see anything. the cats look in pretty poor condition. we bought a 5 euro calendar as a donation. the buildings by contrast look in pretty good condition. i apologise...More

Thank Saint J
Reviewed June 25, 2017

The St. Nicholas Monastery of the Cats is an average place. If one happens to be in the nearby Akrotiri village area, then a visit is worthwhile. However, setting out from far away – say, from Nicosia – with the sole purpose of visiting the...More

1  Thank Laurent J
Reviewed April 28, 2017

Absolutely no pint in visiting, its closed and you wouldnt see anything but a lot of cats. No sense, avoid

Thank AndersUA
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

Really wasn't sure it was worth going here. Now I've been I'm still not sure it was worth it. It is what it is, a small monastery with lots of cats around it. Coming from the west it was easy to get to - turn...More

Thank Dom682014
Reviewed March 15, 2017

We found this monastery by accident but decided to stop and have a look. It was a Sunday late morning and appeared deserted except for a couple of fellow tourists. The chapel looks very ordinary from the outside but inside had some interesting icons. The...More

Thank SPW21
Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

We love cats, so we went there. What a mistake... none of us could understand why it is even a place to visit.. yes, bunch of cats... but architecture wise - boring and rather messy... cats we can see everywhere anyway, so definitely not worth...More

Thank Gagosha
Reviewed January 26, 2017

Great day out hard to find but worth it take some bits for cats they will surround you friendly though

Thank Rollerman47
Reviewed January 20, 2017

Not that many cats. Place is related isolated and not very attractive. We felt uneasy way back in the salt lake area only one car there when we got there. Not impressed.

Thank NovaHawk
Reviewed November 3, 2016

The road to the monastery was dirty and dusty.The monastery was oke with beautiful icons, We saw a few nuns and less cats than we expected. It's a pity the garden is closed as it looked very nice. You need less than 30 minutes to...More

Thank Marmatha
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