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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
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
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
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
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
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
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