Egkleistra and Church Museum of the Ayios Neophytos Monastery

Museum of Saint Neophytos Holy MonasteryThe history of the Monastery of Agios Neofytos is well documented in the autobiography of its founder, the Cypriot hermit and writer Neofytos. It is built in what used to be a secluded location at the head of a picturesque valley, about 10 kilometres northwest of Pafos (Paphos). The “Egkleistra”, an enclosure carved out of the mountain by the hermit at the end of the 12th century, contains some of the finest Byzantine frescoes from the 12th to the15th centuries.

The later monastery church contains some of the best examples of post – Byzantine icons of the 16th century, and there is also a very interesting ecclesiastical museum.



The Engleistra (Place of Seclusion) and the Monastery of Agios Neophytos


Монастырь Святого Неофиота,


District: Paphos

Postal Address: Ayios Neophytos Monastery PO Box 60 289, 8101 Paphos, Cyprus

Accreditation: The Holy Basilica and Stauropegiako Monastery Agios Neophytos

Operation Period: All year

Hours: Daily (April – October) 09: 00-13: 00 and 14:00 to 18:00 (November – March) 09: 00-13: 00 and 14:00 to 16:00

Facilities: There is parking for buses and private cars. The monastery is accessible for people in wheelchairs museum and Engleistra not accesible for people in wheelchairs. There is a brochure which is given free for the history of the monastery (Greek, English, Russian, German and French). There is a gift shop at the main entrance of the monastery where visitors have the opportunity to buy various souvenirs as a tourist guide, pictures and traditional products such teratsomelo oil etc. Transactions only cash and credit card. There are toilets in the car park and near the entrance of the monastery and for people in wheelchairs. There is provision of internet which is free for all guests.

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Telephone / Fax: 00357-26652481 / 00357-26653709

Fee: € 2 applies to the museum and Engleistra.

Supply Fee: From the entrance of the museum and the entrance of Enkleistra.

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