Steni Tourism, Cyprus

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Steni (Greek: Στενή) is a village in the Paphos District of Cyprus, located 6 km southeast of Polis Chrysochous. In his book "Historic Cyprus" (second edition 1947), Rupert Gunnis (Inspector of Antiquities on the island at the time) writes: "About two miles from the village lie the ruins of the rich and important Monastery of Chrysolakhourna. The original thirteenth-century church consists of a central nave and two side aisles ending in a semicircular apse. Over the west door was a small lancet window of two lights. In the sixteenth century, owing to an earthquake, the church was much remodelled. The west front was covered with a heavy buttress wall four feet thick at the base, which blocked the two entrances into the side aisle. The north wall was rebuilt, and the windows in the west and east end of the church were blocked up. All the paintings which remain are of the period of the rebuilding, save a figure of St. John the Baptist in the west end, and even this has been chipped to form a key for the later series of frescoes. The monastic buildings are of considerable size, but are now much ruined. A number of Hellenic tombs surround the monastery, and the scattered marble columns and pillars suggest that there was perhaps a heathen temple here at some period. Just below the church is a tiny valley shaded by giant oaks, and from a cleft in the rocks trickles a holy spring, which is frequented by those who suffer from ophthalmia. According to the local tradition, this monastery was once the resident of a bishop, and it is possible that during the Latin domination (note: the Kingdom of Cyprus) the Orthodox Bishop of Paphos was forced to reside here. The last Abbot is said to have been hanged by the Turks in 1821.Near Steni are the Turkish hamlets of St. Isidoros (note: Ayios Isidhoros, Paphos) and Myrimikoph; each still contains the ruined mediaeval church dating from before the time of the Turkish conquest."


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Facts and Stats for Steni*

  • Pollution Statistics in Steni

    Know the pollution level of Steni before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 31.25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 35 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 53.13 (Moderate)
  • Steni: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Steni for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Steni.

    • Burglary and Theft 56.67 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 31.67 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 26.67 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 65 (High)
    • Car Stealing 36.67 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 21.67 (Low)
    • Drug offense 33.33 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90.63 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 64.06 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 39.29 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Steni - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Steni is 156.67 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 60.74 (High)
    • Climate Index 96.66 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 48.79 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 62.88 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 47.78 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.64 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 76.05 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Steni

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Steni

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.84 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 51.37 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 95.36 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 81.21 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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