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Agia Napa Monastery

Agia Napa Monastery is the medieval archaeological landmark of Agia Napa. The Monastery was built around 1500A.D. but inside the old church lies a cave which suggests it may have been used as place of worship during much earlier period.

The Monastery is dedicated to Virgin Mary because according to a local legend, an original icon of Virgin Mary, was found by a hunter in the cave. The Monastery originated as a women's convent, converted to a monastery and then, in 1978, became an Ecumenical Conference Center.

The cicemon outside the monastery is believed to be more than 600 years old. This tree with the he size has its own part in the history of Agia Napa. Under its leaves the Greek 1963 Nobel Prize Winner wrote some of its great poems dedicated to Agia Napa and which made famous all over the world. He was the first one to see the real beauty of the area, when Again Napa was just a picturesque fishing village.

Agia Napa Monastery

Agios Antonios

Agia Varvara Chapel

The Makronissos Tomb

Agia Mavri

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