This cape with its steep scenic rocks and sea caves is considered one of the most beautiful points of all Cyprus. Sea water carved masterpieces of architecture over millions of years: arches, inlets, and even a stone bridge. These places look especially fantastic at dawn or sunset. Here and there people jump into the azure sea directly from the rocks, but there is also a sandy beach.
Nearby there is a national park with many rare and interesting plants. Here there are more than 400 species, including orchids and wild olives (the very word Agia Napa means "sacred forests"). The beauty is only slightly spoiled by the British military radar masts—because of them the passage to the edge of the cape is closed.
Ayia Napa Monastery
The heart of the city, which gave it both its origin and name. The picturesque monastery was erected in the style of the Venetian Renaissance in about 1500. Part of it was cut in the rock, and is surrounded by a high wall.
The legend about the appearance of the monastery is even more interesting: in the eleventh century a hunter with a dog pursued a hare in a dense forest that covered this area. The hare disappeared into a cave, where the hunter discovered an icon of the Holy Virgin: they were often hidden in caves during the era of Christian persecution. The icon was given the name "Our Lady of the Forests", and the cave became a place of pilgrimage. And the monastery itself was allegedly founded by the daughter of a Cypriot nobleman who decided to become a hermit due to being forced into a wedding.
In the middle of the 20th century the deserted monastery was restored and opened to tourists. There is also a veil here, which St. Veronica allegedly gave to Christ.
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