Monastery of Sinai in Karşıyaka

Very little is known of the monastery of Sinai, but it is obvious from the ruins that it was once an important building in former times. A large number of granite columns and some statues litter the ground. An extensive irrigation system was in place, which was important enough to be replaced as recently as 1953.
Above the entrance to the chapel, although worn down over the centuries, you can clearly see an engraved two-headed Byzantine eagle.
Records show that the monastery was in ruins by 1882 when Lord Kitchener did his survey of Cyprus.