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Ayios Neophytos Monastery

Ayios Neophytos Monastery Review

The hermit and scholar Neophytos settled at what's now referred to as the Ayios Neophytos Monastery in 1159, carving a home for himself out of the rock. Known in his time as the leading critic of Richard the Lionheart and the Byzantine tax collectors, today he is best known for what became a series of grottoes hewn from the hillside rock and the evocative religious frescoes—some actually painted by Neophytos—they contain. The monastery itself, with no more than a half-dozen or so monks, is situated below the grottoes.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 6 miles north of town, Paphos
  • Cost: €1.70
  • Hours: Nov.–Mar., daily 9–4; Apr.–Oct., daily 9–1 and 2–6
  • Location: Paphos
Updated: 12-05-2012

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