"Apostolos Andreas Monastery" Karpasia Things to Do Tip by Pinat

Karpasia Things to Do: 5 reviews and 5 photos


This monastery is a key religious site, and the focus for Greek Cypriot pilgrimages on the important festivals of Orthodox Easter and St Andrew's Day. A fortified monastery stood on the shoreline in the 12th century. The oldest surviving building is a 15th century seaside chapel, now essentially a crypt below the main icon-decorated church.

Today around the monastery there are locals selling souvenirs and from time to time kids go around, willing to tell you the history of the monastery in English in exchange for some coins.

If you are lucky, you may even see some friendly, supposedly, wild donkeys going around the monastery. Don't get so close though. You will never know.

Directions: Enter Karpaz (Zafer Burnu) National Park, keep driving, soon the monastery will appear on your left.

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  • Written Sep 8, 2011
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