Agios Neophytos Monastery
Paphos folks, listen up! If you’re searching for a hidden gem nestled in the hills, Saint Neophytos Monastery is the place to be.
This stunning 12th-century Monastery, founded by the monk of the same name, is nestled in Tala village, just a stone’s throw from Paphos.
This place was established nearly a thousand years ago by the monk Neophytos. It’s like we’re walking in the footsteps of a legend. We’ll feel like we’re part of a secret society.
And get this – there’s also a small museum in the complex with spectacular Christian religious objects. It’s like we’re in an art gallery but with a divine touch. We’ll be admiring the beauty of religious objects while feeling spiritually enlightened.
But wait, there’s more. There’s also a spectacular view of the sea from here.
With Engleistra (a secluded spot built among natural caves) and the Monastery on display, there’s no shortage of history and beauty for visitors to soak up.
It’s tucked away in the scenic hills of Paphos and just a 20-minute taxi ride from the town center.
The no-photography policy inside the buildings means you can unplug from the world and find some tranquility.
But be sure to dress modestly and keep those decibels low so you don’t distract the monks.
They have a sweet cafe and gift shop, so you can even grab a souvenir there.
Trust me; it’s a must-visit spot for a serene and relaxing experience.