Pilgrimage to Apostle Andrew

Pilgrimage to Apostle Andrew

Pilgrimage to Apostle Andrew
Completed Event
1 May 2024 / 07:00
12 hours
25€ / person

The team of Salonica View organizes a pilgrimage to the monastery of Apostolos Andreas.


A few words about our trip:

Our excursion will start from Nicosia and we will head towards the roadblock of Pyla. We will pass through our occupied villages, Mia Malia, Agastina, Musoulita, Pyrga, Stylloi, and Engomi until we reach Apostolos Varnavas. There we will make a stop at the monastery and the tomb of the Apostle and then we will continue along the sea coastline to reach Bogazi where we will make a stop-break for about 1 hour. Then we will continue our route and end up at the monastery of Apostolos Andreas for a pilgrimage. On the way back we will have time to eat in Rizokarpasos a Greek Cypriot tavern.

A few words about the Monastery of Apostle Andreas:

The Monastery of Apostolos Andreas is a monastery located a little south of Cape Apostolos Andreas. It is dedicated to the Apostle Andreas and is one of the most important religious sites in Cyprus. The traditional story of the founding of the monastery says that, during a journey to the Holy Land, the ship carrying Saint Andrew left its course and struck the rocks at the cape. When he reached land, the Apostle hit the rocks with his stick, whereupon a spring gushed forth. The waters proved to have healing powers and restored the sight of the ship's captain who had been blinded in one eye. The site then became a place of pilgrimage. The church of the main monastery dates back to the 18th century, while the main buildings were built 100 years later. The monastery of the Apostle Andrew celebrates on November 30, but because on that date the weather is already winter, and because in the past the pilgrims traveled with animals for many days in order to visit the monastery, it was also celebrated on August 15, where was becoming one of the biggest festivals in Cyprus.

A few words about the Monastery of the Apostle Barnabas:

The ancient monastery of Apostle Barnabas is located approximately 3 km west of the ancient city of Salamina. It was built at the end of the 5th century by archbishop Anthemios with grants from the emperor Zeno and other wealthy people of the time. The occasion for the construction of the monastery was the finding, close to the monastery, of the tomb of the Apostle Barnabas. In fact, according to tradition, the Apostle Barnabas had appeared three times in the sleep of Archbishop Anthemius, indicating his burial place. The Apostle Barnabas was buried with the gospel on his chest. The original form of the church of the Apostle Barnabas was a three-aisled basilica with a wooden roof. A little later, the cells of the monks were built around the church, while the remains of the Apostle were moved to a specially designed space inside the church.


Cost of participation (per person):

Package 1: 25 euros (transport by bus)

Package 2: Price will be announced soon (transport by bus and meal)

*** Payment will be made on the bus (Ignore the automatic payment message you will receive).

The price includes:

  1. Escort and organization
  2. Transportation

You must have with you:

  1. ID card
  2. Personal belongings


Note 1. When you click to book, declare in the message the package you choose.


Note 2. For the best functioning of the event and for security reasons, the participants

Note 3. In case of cancellation of the event due to bad weather conditions, the excursion is moved to another date. Participants unable to participate on that date will be refunded. However, if again the weather conditions do not allow the event to take place, the event is permanently canceled and everyone is refunded. In case of cancellation by the participants, 7 days or less before the date of the event, the money is not refunded.


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The schedule in detail:

07:00 - Departure from Nicosia (handicraft center)

07:30 – Departure from Pascal Larnaca (Rizoelia roundabout)

07:50 - Departure from Pyla

09:30 - Stop at Apostle Barnabas

10:30 - Stop at Bogazi for a break and rest

12:45 - Arrival at the monastery of Apostolos Andreas

14:30 - Food in a Greek Cypriot tavern in Rizokarpasos

16:00 - Departure to return to Nicosia

17:45 - Probable time of arrival in Pyla

18:30 - Probable arrival time Pascal Larnaca

19:00 - Estimated time of arrival in Nicosia

*** ATTENTION: the return time may vary depending on the group.

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