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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Florian Steininger (7 months ago)
A beautiful monastery with a nice little shop that sells good wine, honey,..
Irinka Malinka (9 months ago)
The best place for history and ancient icons lovers. Amazing view. Local wine and other products available.
Eleanor Taylor (10 months ago)
Interesting place but few people around and most signs in Greek, so not sure which parts we were allowed in.
Keren Holmes (11 months ago)
Beautiful monastery we stopped off at for a quick visit, beautiful views from the back of the monastery with a lovely little shop on site. Lunches are served at the small cafe too
Dovydas Krakauskas (2 years ago)
This is the place if you need few hours of peace. The view from balcony/terrace blower out minds, we were just sitting there for a while and enjoying fascinating landscape. This is a small monastery, so it's quite empty which is great. Vine cellar and church were interesting to see. And you MUST buy vine here, it is very cheap (5€ for a bottle) and really really tasty. To wrap it up: nice and peaceful place.
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