Akrotiri Peninsula attractions

Monastery in Akrotiri Peninsula

Moni Gouvernetou

The 16th-century Moni Gouvernetou, 4km north of Moni Agias Triadas, may date as far back as the 11th century, from a time when an inland sanctuary was an attractive refuge from coastal pirates. The building itself i…
Monastery in Akrotiri Peninsula

Moni Agias Triadas

Akrotiri Peninsula’s major cultural site, the impressive 17th-century Moni Agias Triadas, is a visitor-friendly monastery. It was founded by Venetian monks, Jeremiah and Laurentio Giancarolo, who were converts to th…
Beach in Akrotiri Peninsula

Marathi Beach

On the eastern side of Akrotiri peninsula the pleasant beach of Marathi is a lovely spot beyond the NATO base with two sandy coves and turquoise waters on either side of a small pier. The ruins of Ancient Minoa are …
Monastery in Akrotiri Peninsula

Moni Ioannou Erimiti

From Moni Gouvernetou it’s a 2km or so walk (uphill on the way back) down to the coast to the ruins of Moni Ioannou Erimiti. In disuse for many centuries, the monastery is dedicated to St John the Hermit, who lived …
Beach in Akrotiri Peninsula

Stavros Cove

Near Akrotiri Peninsula’s northern tip, Stavros’ sandy beach is covered with umbrellas and lines a cove dominated by a mammoth rock. It famously served as the dramatic backdrop for the final dancing scene in the cla…