TalaGreek: Τάλα) is a village outside Paphos.
Tala is easily accessed by roads from the north of Paphos on the way to Emba and Chlorakas or through the village of Kissonerga. It's a steep climb up to the village through citrus groves.
Tala is best explored on foot whilst the monastery at Agios Neophytos will require a short car journey although the mile and a half climb is possible on foot.
- The old houses around the village square
Ayios Neophytos MonasteryThe monastery was founded by St Neophytos who, having been turned away from established monasteries and having had his fare to the Holy Land stolen in a mugging attack, decided that God wanted him to devote himself in a cave on Tala Mountain. After nearly 60 years of carving out a church in the limestone cliffs and decorating it beautifully in the Byzantine style, he was offered a place at last at Kykkos but turned the offer down, instead setting up his own monastery which has survived to this day.
Stamna TavernaTraditional stone taverna serving Cypriot food in a welcoming atmosphere.
The Galleryphone: +357 99 463719Beautiful stone building with tables set out in a multilevel scented garden, lit at night. The food is a mix of Cypriot and international cuisine cooked to perfection and elegantly presented. The chocolate brownies with caramel sauce are to die for. The proprietor, Andreas is renowned for his easy charm and humour and by the end of your meal, you'll be made to feel like a family friend.