Stavrovouni MonastaryCurrently Open [Closes at 12:00 pm]
- Address: StavrovouniMonastary, Larnaca, Cyprus
- Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: 357-22533630
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Scenic Drive, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Monastery
Stavrovouni Monastary - Review
Perched grandly atop a mountain is one of Christianity’s most important destinations. The monastery was founded by St. Helena, mother of Byzantine Emperor Constantine the Great, who built it to mark the Holy Cross buried there. The monastery is perhaps the first that was ever built on Cyprus. The Holy Cross that was supposedly housed here has vanished – it is feared that one of the many invaders that attacked the island over the centuries made away with it, but even that is uncertain. All that’s left is a piece of the Cross that is housed within another cross. For a while during the Ottoman period, the church had no monks at all, but it is now the centre of religion on the island. The monasteries’ beautiful icons and frescoes have been lovingly restored.
Stavrovouni Monastary Information
- Ticket Price Free.
- Women are not allowed inside the monastery.
- Cameras and video cameras are strictly prohibited.
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Stavrovouni Monastary, Larnaca Reviews
Fabulous footpath up the southern slopes (would be great to MTB down). This is the home to monks and they don't allow women. Closed 12 to 3pm. Views from platform behind the monastery church is stunning. No shirts allowed (but trousers provided).
The part of the monastery opened for the visitors is not so big but interesting and very natural. Please note that women are not allowed to go inside. There is a nice view from the hill.
Nice place to visit.only men are allowed. Lot of view points.
A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY TO THE TOP!
Perched on a rocky peak, 750 metres above sea level, legend tells that Stavrovouni Monastery was founded in the 4th century by St. Helena, mother of Emperor Constantine the Great, who left a relic of the Holy Cross at the monastery. The monks have strict rules akin to those at Mount Athos in Greece. Women are not permitted to enter the monastery, nor is the use of camera or video permitted. Men visiting must be appropriately dressed. In contrast, the monastery of Agia Varvara on the foothills of Stavrovouni is accessible to all visitors, and the monks here are known for their iconography skills. An impressive annual ceremony and festival is held at Stavrovouni Monastery on September 14 to mark the day of the Raising of the Holy Cross. Operating Hours: September - March: 07:00 - 11:00 / 14:00 - 17:00 April - August: 07:00 - 12:00 / 15:00 - 19:00 Operating Period: All year round. Closed on Public Holidays. Entrance Fee: Free Opening and closing times as well as entrance fees, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.
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