Agios Minas Convent
Fir organised group visits the monastery is open from Monday to Friday.
Agios Minas is a 15th century monastery with a church at the centre of the cloisters. Besides performing their religious rites, the nuns are involved in icons painting.
9km off the Nicosia - Limassol road, 40 km from Larnaca
Perched on a rocky peak, Stavrovouni means Mountain of the Cross. According to tradition it was founded in the 4th century by Saint Helena, mother of Constantine the Great, who left a fragment of the Holy Cross at the monastery. The brotherhood is extremely devout, keeping vows as strict as those of the Mount Athos brotherhood in Greece. Women are not allowed to visit the monastery.