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Stavrovouni Monastery, Pyrga

#6 of 16 in Historic Sites in Larnaka District
Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Stavrovouni Monastery (Greek: Ιερά Μονή Σταυροβουνίου) is a Greek Orthodox monastery which stands on the top of a hill called Stavrovouni (Greek: Σταυροβούνι) in Cyprus; it is sometimes simply known as Stavrovouni. The monastery is one of the few places where one can see a piece of the Holy Cross. Stavrovouni Monastery was founded by Saint Helena (Saint Constantine's mother) in around 327–329 AD and therefore it is one of the oldest monasteries in the world.

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  • As a woman I knew I wouldn't be allowed in. The views were great and it was nice to see the monastery albeit from a distance. Quite a schlep to get there, so its a case of been there done that, won't....  more »
  • Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Monastery of Stavrovouni. For me, the best spiritual place to improve my relationship with God  more »
  • Awesome ancient and inspiring place. Breathtaking views. Lots of cats. Women can't enter Monday ground as advertised. Monks are friendly. Especially Megor the one who meets you inside in front of the church. The working hours are so that they place is closed for visitors between 12 and 3pm.
  • Women cannot go in the monastery. Men can go in just fully clothed, but T-shirts are acceptable. The view is astonishing, even from the parking lot, you do not need to go inside to have the view. Road is good, you can get up there easily.

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