This UNESCO-listed site is a complex of three churches in one, dating from the 11th century and built over 400 years. The original Orthodox Church has a double nave, to which a narthex and a Latin chapel were later added. Now under one huge pitched wooden roof, they represent one of the most wonderfully preserved churches in the region. The... 更多
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