Monastery Stavrovouni

Stavrovouni monastery

  • How to get there: located 40 kilometers from the city of Larnaca. Get by car on the highway towards Limassol Get by car on the highway towards Limassol
  • Working hours: from April to August: 07:00 – 12:00; 15:00 – 19:00 and from September to March: 07:00 – 11:00; 14:00 – 17:00.
  • Entrance fee: free admission, but women cannot enter

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The magnificent structure is located on a small hill. You can get inside by using a steep staircase. According to legend, an ancient Greek temple of the goddess Aphrodite was located at this place. To this day, this place is considered sacred and revered by the inhabitants of the island state.

Historical past

Written sources about the monastery of Stavrovouni Cyprus date back to the period of the great crusaders. The translation of the name of the building is mentioned here. Starvos is the Greek word for Cross. The second part “wuni” is the name of the mountain. In other words, a cross on a mountain. In addition to the unique name, the story of the creation of the monastery is striking, which affects the life of the mother of Helena, the mother of Emperor Constantine.

Current state

The Stavrovouni Monastery is now considered active. More than a hundred monks live here, who are engaged in the manual inventory of icons. The gate depicts Elena with her son. Not far from the church itself there is a stone with a story about the travels of the pilgrim Daniel.

In addition, you can get acquainted with other ancient or restored values. It is enough to sign up for a trip to this building with a guided tour. You will be told all the secrets of the history of the founding of the Stavrovouni monastery.

Excursions with Stavrovouni Monastery
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