Agios Neophytos Monastery, Paphos

4.6
Tucked up into a mountain, Agios Neophytos Monastery features frescoes, icons, and exhibits of religious items, like manuscripts, priestly garments, books, pottery, and maps. Founded by Cypriot monk and writer Neophytos in 1159, the monastery also includes a church built 200 years later that was dedicated to Virgin Mary. See the cave with Neophytos's cell, his rock-table, stone bed, and his grave. Don't miss  the enclosure that he carved into the mountain, which contains Byzantine frescoes dating back to the 12th century. To visit Agios Neophytos Monastery and other attractions in Paphos, use our Paphos trip itinerary planner.
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  • One reaches this Monastery by mini bus from Pathos old town. We went on a Saturday and there were not many buses so one needed to watch the the times of return buses. There were only five people on...  more »
  • Our day centred on this special place. 2€ gets you into the atmospheric beautifully decorated hermitage and the church and museum, which even for an ardent atheist there's lots to see and appreciate.....  more »
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  • Beautiful Monastery is the mountains of Tala. It is a very peaceful place where one can come to observe the scenery and take in the calming atmosphere and worship. Please be respectful and dress appropriately if you visit (avoid wearing short shorts, dresses etc.); there are however robes that can be worn if you decide to enter the Monastery grounds and want to cover yourself.
  • It's a week preserved monastery with lovely features and old frescos. Thoroughly enjoyed walking around, making friends with many kittens and were even treated to a chameleon wondering around in a tree. Beautiful place. Definitely worth a visit if in the area.
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