On the southwest of the village of Anogyra, the remains of a three-aisled possibly vaulted basilica were brought to light, to the west of the later constructed church of the Holy Cross. The initial phase could be dated to the 8th/9th c.
In its present form, the monastery is an intricate architectural complex. Its barrel-vaulted church with a single nave and dome is decorated with wall-paintings in the Palaiologan style which, despite marked wear and tear, remain exceptional examples of Palaiologan painting in Cyprus.
The village itself is located halfway between Lemesos (Limassol) and Pafos (Paphos), 400 metres above sea level, and retains its traditional character and local customs. Surrounded by carob orchards, the ‘black gold’ of the island and the traditional sweet made from it - ‘pasteli’ - are an important part of the village’s history.