Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Agii Anargyri Monastery

The Agii Anargyri Monastery is located near Miliou Village, within the Paphos district of Cyprus.

This monastery was built in 1649, and it's considered to be the first monastery on the island.   However, the Agii Anargyri Monastery and the Agioi Anargyroi Sulfur Springs are located within (and a part of) the the Agii Anargyri Spa Resort, which is a modern hotel and spa center that opened in 2009.

The Agii Anargyri Monastery's main church is still intact, and situated on the hotel grounds.  However, part of this ancient monastery has been renovated into the Agii Anargyri Spa Resort's Old Bar.  Some of the hotel rooms are called "monk" rooms, since these rooms have been designed with the traditional stone walls that were once part of the old monastery.

According to the Agii Anargyri Natural Healing Spa Resort, "Bathing in sulphur spring water is a natural way to heal inflammatory joints, it stimulates the entire nervous system, giving the patient a relaxing sensation.  Next, it starts working on the connective tissues making them flexible.  The blood flow slowly increases which in turn helps in better absorption of oxygen and minerals.  The sulphide gets absorbed in the system and reaches the inflamed joints and cartilages.  As one of the main proteins needed for your skin to stay firm, it enhances and renews the skin.  It slows down the aging process because of its ability to protect against the toxic effects of pollution and radiation.  It is known as 'nature's beauty mineral' as your body needs it to produce collagen, which keeps your skin elastic and young-looking.  Bringing you health and vitality and reviving the skin's natural glow."

Even the Agii Anargyri Monastery is now built within the Agii Anargyri Spa Resort, it's worth exploring the former monastery, particularly for those planning to stay at the hotel.

Site: Agii Anargyri Monastery and Agii Anargyri Spa Resort. 

Category: Monastery and Hotel. 

Location: Near Miliou Village, within the Paphos district of Cyprus. 

Phone Number: 26814000. 

Operating Hours: N/A. 

Entrance Fee: Free to view the ancient church and monastery, yet the hotel and spa rates vary. 

Date of Visit: 2011.

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