Stavrovouni Monastery, Pyrga

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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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  • A place full of hostility and arrogance. If you are a woman, bad luck for you. If your trousers show 20cm of leg, bad luck either. A Cypriot man coming out of the Monastery confirmed that they...  more »
  • I knew in advance that women were not permitted inside the monastery, so no disappointment there. My initial view of the monastery, set atop a steep-sided hill, was from the main Limassol-Nicosia...  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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