In the Egkleistra of Ayios Neophytos, built next to the hermitage of Agios Neophytos, who was a Cypriot hermit, there are wonderful frescoes of the 12th century some of which were made by Theodoros Apsevdis, a Constantinopolitan painter.
Near Panagia lies another big monastery of Pafos, Panagia Chrysorogiatissa, with some very well preserved buildings dating back to the Turkish rule.
In Moni, there is also an ecclesiastical museum which houses treasures of the monastery.
Tradition has it that Agios Nikolaos set off from this Monastery. In Kouklia, there are two hermitages one of which is also called old “Egkleistra” of Agios Neophytos.
Μonuments: Μonastery – Egkleistra of Agios Neophytos, Τala – Μonastery of Panagia Chrysorogiatissa, Panagia – Monastery of Agios Nikolaos, Statos – “Old Egkleistra” Hermitage, Κouklia and Hermitage of Agion Pateron, Pano Archimandrita.
Total route length: 100 kilometres.
Start Point: Monastery – Egkleistra of Agios Neophytos, Tala
End Point: Hermitage of Agion Pateron, Pano Archimandrita
Source: Cyprus Tourism Organisation, Republic of Cyprus