We were staying in village so couldn't leave without visiting this place, UNESCO listed monastery. Setting is gorgeous & place is very beautiful. Was quite busy the day we visited but still maintained real sense of calm. Worth seeing the frescos and the museum close by is worth a look too, children found it interesting.
With a fascinating history, this monastery is must see for those looking at visiting the painted churches of Cyprus - it knocks all others into a cocked hat. Set on the outskirts of this developing spa-town, the ancient buildings of the monastery are sadly no longer inhabited by monks, but the architecture and artwork remains and services are still regularly... 更多
Beautiful monastery with old frescoes and paintings. There is a little museum with icons. We got a private tour because there were not other visitors when we were there. The guide was very knowledgeable. We liked the small monastery and recommend a visit for people that are interested in churches/monasteries/religion/culture.
A must-do if staying in Kalopanayiotis. Easily accessible across the bridge from the hotel with parking outside. Visit the old bridge afterwards down by the river below the church.
The road down to the Monastery and the museum is a bit of a white-knuckle ride, but when you get there is well worth it. The monastery church is in fact three churches built side-by-side at different times, they were opened up to make one church at a later date. So the frescos in each “church” are in a different... 更多
One of my most beautiful experiences, If you visit the village is must to visit John the Illuminator is recommend to see and talk to you about the history of the church and go for tour in the museum.
What a treat. What a wonderful find in a beautiful village. We were lucky enough for the curator to unlock the museum for us and give us a personal tour of the artefacts. He was so welcoming and knowledgable, he was able to bring to life the history of the monastery. He even chanted for us. A must see on... 更多
Just going for a walk round isn't enough , so much to see, and the people are lovely , the church is stunning , and the museum with the icons is stunning , icons dating from the 13 the century. The museum is 1 euro entry fee, think the village is well worth a visit , there are 13 churches... 更多
To reach the church you drive down a fairly steep, narrow one-way road that goes down into the canyon, across a bridge and then it's right there. Road signs weren't that clear and I was glad I had bought a good map. The church is covered in frescoes and it's in a complex of old buildings that added to the... 更多