British traveller William Turner Esq. visited Stavrovouni:

Mehmet and I set off at daylight and rode with a guide through the delicious country at the foot of S. Croce, of which the wild beauty that appears in precipitated crags of grey rock, in pine bushes, tamarisks and brushwood, is occasionally contrasted with a few cultivated vineyards, and a small grove of olive trees. At the foot of the mountain near S. Barbara is the small village of Stavros (Cross). We dismissed our guide at Psefgas, whence we returned by our yesterday’s road to Larnaca, which we reached at ten o’ clock.