Ayia Napa Monestary



The present monastery was built around 1,500 A.D. but inside the church theire is a cave which suggests it may have been used as a place of worship during a much earlier period.

It started originally as a women's convent but in 1668 was changed to a men's monastery.

From 758 onwards organised monastic life was disrupted and monks lived there only on an occasional basis.

The monastery is now the symbol of Ayia Napa.

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