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Place to visit for your soul.

Very nice place. Probably to understand it 100% it is better to be orthodox. For the others it is a... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Calin C
via mobile
Wonderful views but...

This place really is on the top of a mountain. The views in all directions are wonderful. In the... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Al R
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Stavrovouni Mountain, Cyprus
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place. Probably to understand it 100% it is better to be orthodox. For the others it is a quiet place with a spectacular view.

1  Thank Calin C
Reviewed 11 August 2018

This place really is on the top of a mountain. The views in all directions are wonderful. In the area anyone can go into, there is a small church that in my view is nicer than the monastery church. Beautiful artwork in a small space...More

1  Thank Al R
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Complete waste of time: they are discriminating women (woman are not allowed to enter nothing there as if they would be awfull creatures) and they are closed from 12 to 3 pm. Definately not worth to go there or even donate to this arrogant middle...More

3  Thank Milda M
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We took the drive from Limassol to the monastery. An amazing mountain road takes you up to this place. Great views of Larnaca await you up there. However, it is closed between midday and 3pm which we didnt know, our bad. Furthermore, women are not...More

Thank Mavros41
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Traveling when it was a slightly cloudy day, we decided to go on a pilgrimage and see the various land marks of the area. We came across the most popular church and on the highest mountain Our journey to this amazing monastery was somewhat a...More

1  Thank infoblueribbon
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

The monastery is closed to women. Also its closed for all visitors between 12:00 and 15:00 every day. This information is almost impossible to find.

1  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

We were quite looking forward to visiting the monastery atop the mountain rumoured to contain a segment of the holy cross, but my interest faded when I learned that no women are allowed beyond the front gate. This is made even more absurd by the...More

1  Thank WritersBlockTravels
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This monastery is a must visit. I talked to one of the priest and he said a small piece of the cross where jesus was crucified is hidden in the silver cross. Please note that woman can not enter. The entrance fee is free. The...More

Thank munis z
Reviewed 8 February 2018

We spotted the monastery from the road on our way to Larnca and we felt we had to get there. Although only man could get into the monastery, the view from the outside was well worth it. A short ride to the top of the...More

Thank Inco G
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

While there has been negative comments in reviews about access for the ladies, the strict dress code for men and the total ban on photography it has to be recognised that this is a working monastery and they have the right to impose their own...More

1  Thank Michael H
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31 January 2017|
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Response from Christine B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, You won't be able to go into the monastery itself, but it's worth going up just for the views from the top! Hope this helps, Christine