Stavros tis Minthis

Stavros tis Minthis

“Stavros tis Minthis”, a twelfth-century monasteryis located within the grounds of the Minthis hills golf whose name is derived from the monastery.

 Inhabited by a single monk, the stone built monastery is an excellent example of architecture of the Byzantine era.
The original building was set alight by invaders  but one of the monks had the foresight to take the sacred cross and hide it under some mint bushes nearby thereby ensuring its safety. In the aftermath of the fight, the cross was found and the renaming of the remainder of the monastery and chapel was therefore under the name "Stavros Tis Minthis" which means "Cross of Mint".

Stavros Tis Minthis monastery falls under the Metropolis Of Pafos which belongs to the Admin and Holy Synod which forms part of the Church of Cyprus.[

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