Friday, December 20, 2013

Agios Nikolaos ton Gaton Monastery

Agios Nikolaos ton Gaton Monastery is also known as the Agios Nikolaos ton Gaton Convent, and the name translates to Saint Nicolas of the Cats Monastery.  It's located on Cape Gata within the Akrotiri Peninsula, near the city of Limassol, which is within the Limassol district of Cyprus.


Since it's from the 4th century, the Agios Nikolaos ton Gaton Monastery is considered the oldest monastery with the district of Limassol.  However, the current church buildings were built in the 14th century and then abandoned in the 16th century.  The monastery was re-occupied by Orthodox nuns in the 1980s.

While exploring the Akrotiri Peninsula, the Agios Nikolaos ton Gaton Monastery is one of several stops along the drive.  However, it's not a specific location to plan around an exploring day in Cyprus. 


Site: Agios Nikolaos ton Gaton Monastery.

Category: Monastery. 

Location: Akrotiri Peninsula, within the Limassol district of Cyprus. 

Phone Number: 25952621. 

Operating Hours: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, daily. 

Entrance Fee: Free. 

Date of Visit: 2010.

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