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Piskopos Holiday Resorts location suitable to visit Cyprus Monasteries in Paphos Print E-mail

Combine All-in-One Swimming Pool, Agrotourism. Ecotourism, Culture, and Religious Vacation at Piskopos Traditional Holiday Resorts! There is a good number of great historical and religious value Manasteries and Churches in Paphos Region, and can visit during your accommodation with us. We list only a few Paphos Monasteries: 

 

1. Chrysorroyiatissa Monastery, Paphos County.

Chrysorroyiatissa Monastery Cyprus Paphos

The monastery is near Panagia village, west of Pafos forest. It was founded in 1152 A.D. by the monk Ignatios who found in Pafos the miraculous icon of  the Virgin Mary believed to have been painted by Luke the Evangelist. Ignatios took the icon to the mountain and built the monastery dedicated to 'Our Lady of the Golden Pomegranate'. The monastery has a collection of important icons and treasures. The church lies in the middle of the monastery and impresses with its frescoes above its three entrances. The icon of Christ and the Virgin Mary in the monastery is also believed to be painted by Apostle Luke the Evangelist. It is gold and sliver plated. A center for the protection of Byzantine and post-Byzantine icons and other treasures operated at the monastery. A Byzantine museum has recently been set up. An religious ceremony and celebrations are held on 15th August. The old winery of the monastery produces some of the best vintage wine of Cyprus produced from the monastery's vineyards.

 

 

 

 

2. Agia Mini Monastery, Paphos County.

 Agia Mpni Monastery in Paphos in Cyprus

Situated between Statos Village and Panagia Crysorroyiatissa Monastery.

The Monastery of Agia Moni is located in Paphos Region between the village of Statos and the Monastery of Chrysorrogiatissa.  It is built in a beautiful area, and it is one of the most ancient monasteries of Cyprus.  It has been rebuilted  recently and belongs to the Holy Monastery of Kykkos.  It’ also called the “Monastery of the Priests because  many priests lived there in the past. Agia Moni comprises buildings from various eras, the majority of the current structures dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. The church, originally dating from the 6th century and therefore one of the oldest in Cyprus

 

 

 

 

 

3. Panagia Sinti Monastery, Paphos Region, Cyprus.

Panagia Sinti Monastery in Paphos in Cyprus

Panagia Tou Sinti Monastery is an amazing abandoned monastery that is located on the banks of the river Xeros in the Paphos region.  This central nave of the Panagia Tou Sinit Monastery dates back to the 16th century and is still today in excellent condition mainly due to some excellent restoration work.  Its one of the most important buildings of the Venetian period in Cyprus. It received the Europa Nostra award for the restoration and conservation work that has been carried out. The monastery was restored by UNESCO and is today a World Cultural Heritage Site.  Builded on the banks of the river Xeros, the Panagia Tou Sinti Monastery is surrounded by some of the most unspoiled lands on the island of Cyprus and it's great for photographs and relaxes.

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 December 2010 22:35
 
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Sander, The Netherlands.

Getting away from it all! We really enjoyed our stay at this house. Pambos, the owner, did a great job in making us feel at home right from the start! The house itself is located at the end of a steep road, near the edge of a small village. The pictures just do not do it enough justice, when we arrived there were flowers everywhere. And besides completely unobstructed views, you will enjoy lots of privacy at the pool. And even though it feels miles away, Paphos is only 15 minutes by car. The interior has lots of traditional details. We had a great stay at the house! An excellent way to see the real Cyprus, without giving up any comfort. Recommended for:Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway October 24. Rating *****: 5 out of 5.

Superblade, UK

We also recommended the route to the Troodos mountains via the track towards Nata, turning left on to the road towards Panagia Chrysorrogiatissa.” Date of Stay: August-September 2010. Rating *****: 5 out of 5.