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Ayios Neofytos

About six miles inland from Pafos lies the huge monastery of Ayios Neofytos, at the end of a cool, shady canyon. It is a nice one as monasteries go, even with a small museum showing off an exquisite collection of Byzantine religious paraphernalia. The main attraction, however, is neither monastery nor museum. Long before these were around, in the middle of the 12th century, there was a hermit living in a nearby cave: the St Neofytos who gave his name to the whole site.

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