In the front of the monastery there is a courtyard with a fountain in the middle. Buildings all around this courtyard were built for a few reasons. One wing was built to house visitors, there were also dining rooms, a bakery and even a kitchen. In the other wings there was a two-story Archbishopric lodge and the Syndal and Economy House of the monastery and some auxiliary rooms too.
During the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974 things changed. From then onwards there were not many visitors to the monastery. This changed in 2004 when they agreed upon some crossing points to open up and allow both sides to travel to the other side for visits.
When the Cypriots finally visited the monastery after these crossing points were opened, they discovered the damages to the monastery. In 2008 a restoration began to make sure the holy monastery would not be completely destroyed. There were many delays due to many disputes by both sides in Cyprus but the restoration re-started in 2014. Since then, the monastery continues to accept many people visiting the monastery every day.