Welcome to the Old Monastery

The Old Monastery Guest villas and Retreat (TOM) is a place of rest, refreshment and inspiration . Set in beautiful surroundings, the Old Monastery is nestled within the quaint little Cypriot village of Lapta and located between the slopes of the magnificent Kyrenia mountains and the blue Mediterranean coastline of North Cyprus.

TOM is for people seeking a restful time away from the daily hustle and bustle and is ideal for individual or family holidays, weddings and special occasions, groups needing a facility for training or small conferences, workshops and retreats. Guests needing time out have an opportunity to rest, read, write, pray, create, explore or just relax away from the everyday stresses and strains.

We had a fabulous stay – thank you. The houses were really the most delightful we have ever stayed in. We knew from our stay 28 years ago that TOM was a special place, but had not figured it would be quite so special- it was a real wrench to leave it to the next guests.


We had a wonderful stay.


thanks soooo much ... We had an unforgettable and nostalgic time together, and loved the atmosphere and amenities of the Old Monastery. It's a lovely and timeless place, and suited our needs perfectly. I do hope we'll be able to come again should the opportunity arise.


It has been so refreshing to enjoy the peacefulness of the Old Monastery, the swimming pool was very refreshing in the heat of the day.


The Old Monastery itself could not have been better for our family reunion; not only is it beautiful and tranquil, but the arrangement of facilities was perfect for us. Family members ranged in age from 4 months to seventy years, and each and every one of us had a marvellous and relaxing week. We would certainly come back if it were ever possible.