Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Agios Savvas tis Karonos Monastery Ruins

The Agios Savvas tis Karonos Monastery Ruins and the Agios Savvas tis Karonos Church are located between Fasoula Village and Kidasi Village, within the Paphos district of Cyprus.  From the main road along the Diarizos Valley drive, there's a rougher road towards the mountains that leads to the monastery ruins.



The Agios Savvas tis Karonos Monastery was originally built in the twelfth century, and it was later restored by the Venetians.  In 1467, the monastery was destroyed by fire; however, it was rebuilt with the assistance of James II, a Cypriot king.

In 1533, the Agios Savvas tis Karonos Church was built on site of the monastery ruins, and the church was renovated in 1742.  Since then, various modifications have occurred to keep the church functioning.



The monastery ruins are a delightful place to explore, and this site is a part of the Diarizos Valley drive.


Site: Agios Savvas tis Karonos Monastery Ruins and Agios Savvas tis Karonos Church. 

Category: Archaeological Site and Church. 

Location: Diarizos Valley, within the Paphos district of Cyprus. 

Phone Number: N/A. 

Operating Hours: Daylight hours. 

Entrance Fee: Free. 

Date of Visit: 2011.

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