Ayios Neophytos Monastery

A turnoff on the Polis road exiting from Pafos takes you on a short by truly panoramic view of the town entering this monastery set high on the hill with one of the most perfect sea views in the area. Founded in 1200 by the Cypriot hermit and writer Neophytos his exclusion from society and his dedication to God had him create his own personalized cave dwelling hewn out of the rock face. Here you climb stairs to visit the hermit’s home and marvel at the superb examples of Byzantine frescoes dating from the 12th to 15th century. Close by is the more modern church and monastery, inside there is a fascinating collection 16th century frescoes and icons also the mortal remains of a Saint.

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