Stavrovouni MonastaryCurrently Closed
- 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
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.
- Ticket Price Free.
- Women are not allowed inside the monastery.
- Cameras and video cameras are strictly prohibited.
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30.38% of people who visit Larnaca include Stavrovouni Monastary in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
49.4% of people start their Stavrovouni Monastary visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Stavrovouni Monastary
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Stavrovouni Monastary
A beautiful old monastery, but only men allowed to enter. Sprawled on the summit he looks like divine temple over the mountain. Doesn't need to tell how astonishing the view from the summit is - the entire island in full view. Definitely worth it to see !
Beautiful view , very good road . Is a nice place to visit . There are few cats so if you go you can take some cat food with you , it cost you 3,4 euro 😁 they are very happy when you feed them and you will got a lot of purrr 😻
Scenery is beautiful, but we were not allowed to enter the premises, due to restrictive dressing codes, and my gf also could not enter due to gender restrictions (!). Not really worth the trip.
Awesome place. I want to visit it again!
Cannot take phone oraz cameraty inside of monastery. Its place worth to see just for views surfing ride.