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Welcome to Stavrovouni Monastery

Stavrovouni Monastery

Perched on top of a solitary mountain, 25 miles (40km) from Larnaca and six miles (10km) off the Lefkosia-Lemesos Road, is the oldest monastery in Cyprus, founded in the 4th century by Saint Helena, mother of Constantine the Great. The monastery contains an important relic, a fragment of the Holy Cross. The monastery is only accessible to men; women are not allowed to enter.

Information & Facts

The majority of Cypriots speak Greek, and a small percentage speaks Turkish. The Greek Cypriot dialect differs from mainland Greece. English, German and French are spoken in tourist areas.

The currency was changed to the Euro (EUR) on 1 January 2008. Major credit cards are accepted at most establishments. Money and travellers cheques can be exchanged at banks, open from Monday to Friday. There are ATMs spread throughout the island, operating 24 hours a day.

Opening Times
Daily 8am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm (September to March); 8am to 12pm and 3pm to 6pm (April to August). Men only.
GMT +2 (GMT +3 from the last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).
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