Chrysoroyiatissa Monastery

Pano Panagia, Cyprus

Chrysoroyiatissa Monastery was founded in the 12th century, but the existing building dates back to the 1770. The monastery is dedicated to Virgin Mary or the Cypriot 'Our Lady of the Golden Pomegranate'. Inside the monastery there is a variety of religious icons and treasures on display. One statue that attracts the most attention is of Virgin Mary, which is made of pure silver. On 15th August, a celebration is held in honour of 'Virgin Mary' as it is believed that on this day she did not wake up after she slept. The word death is not used as the 'Our Lady of the Golden Pomegranate' is believed to be in deep sleep, but her other senses and organs, like her heart and brain are still working.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Cyprus

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Andy Hall (19 months ago)
Interesting and old monistary. Free entry but dress appropriately
Adi Adi (19 months ago)
Interresting place to visit, good wine produced locally
Emma Méndez (19 months ago)
A must stop if you are interested in Paphos history.
Tamás Krisztin (19 months ago)
For us this was the highlight of the monasteries on cyprus. It might be smaller and less flashy than others, but it is super atmospheric and old. Their wine tastes excellent too.
greg noon (2 years ago)
Beautiful little monastery to visit
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