Agia Napa Monastery

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This charming medieval monastery dedicated to ''Our Lady of the Forests'' stands in the middle of the village of Agia Napa surrounded by a high wall.

Both the village and the monastery take their name from the ancient Greek word for wooded valley "Napa"– a reference to the morphology of the area in the past. Built like a medieval castle around 1500 AD, Agia Napa Monastery is the best known landmark of the village as well of the surrounding area. The monastery is partly built underground and cut into the rock.

The ancient sycamore tree in front of the south gate is believed to be over 600 years old.

The monastery was restored in 1950 and in1978 became an Ecumenical Conference Centre serving churches in Cyprus and the Middle East. A new church built in1994 south west of the monastery is also dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

Tel: +357 23 721 284,  +357 23 721 288, Fax: +357 23 722 584
Address: Agia Napa, Ammochostos
Operating Hours: Winter: 09:30 - 15:00, Summer: 09:30 - 21:00
Operating Period: All year round
Email: ancc@spidernet.com.cy

 

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