Thursday, March 6, 2014

Salamiotissis Monastery

The Salamiotissis Monastery is located in Salamiou Village, which is within the Paphos district of Cyprus.

This monastery was established in the 16th century.  In 1830, the last monk died; hence, the Salamiotissis Monastery was deserted and destroyed over time.  Today, the only remaining structure from the original monastery is a small stone-built chapel.

However, construction to rebuilt the Salamiotissis Monastery started in 1996.  Then, in 2002, the monastery was officially open, again.  However, there's on-going construction for part of the monastery buildings. 

Even though there's a Cypriot brown sign (indicating a point-of-interest), the Salamiotissis Monastery is not available to most visitors.  There's a sign stating: "Tourists are kindly requested not to visit the monastery."  However, there's a lovely view of the monastery and surrounding area.

This site is a part of the Diarizos Valley drive.

Site: Salamiotissis Monastery. 

Category: Monastery. 

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

Phone Number: 26442391. 

Operating Hours: Closed to tourists. 

Entrance Fee: Free. 

Date of Visit: 2011.

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