Stavrovouni MonastaryCurrently Open [Closes at 11:00 am]
- 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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30.42% 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
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Stavrovouni Monastary, Larnaca Reviews
One of the oldest monasteries of Cyprus, which according to the Christian Orthodox faith dates back to the 4th century AD at the time when emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire was Constantine (later Saint Constantine) whose mother, Saint Helen, first landed at Cape Cat (near Limassol) and later donated a part of the Holy Cross to Stavrovouni monastery.
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.
A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY TO THE TOP!
Nice place to visit.only men are allowed. Lot of view points.