18 November 2011 11:47

This is 9km off the Nicosia-Limassol highway and stands high above the surrounding landscape on a rocky outcrop. It was founded in the 4th century by St Helena who built it to contain a fragment of the true cross. St Helena is said to have introduced cats to Cyprus to deal with the number of snakes she found when building the monastery. Women are not allowed to visit.
Daily 8am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm (September to March); 8am to 12pm and 3pm to 6pm (April to August).