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Kykkos Monastery (Panagia tou Kykkou)

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founded in the 12th century, the monastery is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and contains many precious icons and relics.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
20km (12 miles) W of Pedoulas village, Pedoulas, Cyprus
+357 22 942736
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kykkos is set high on the hills. The drive alone, with the beautiful scenery makes the visit worth it. There is a church within the grounds that is one of the most opulent seen anywhere. There is a load of mosaic work covering various stories...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This huge Monastery was originally founded in the 11th century, but extensively renovated and rebuilt since then, most recently in the 19th century. It is a must-see on most tours of Cyprus. The structure surrounds a large inner courtyard. One side contains the monks' cells...More

1  Thank swans11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Travelling from Paphos, it took us nearly 2 hours of bendy twisty roads with the occasional rocks in the road to make you bend and twist even more. The monastery was a delight when we got there, full of rich history and nicely decorated. The...More

1  Thank Waynegreaves
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place in the mountains with scenery that knocked me back the views and monastery are awe inspiring and not to be missed a long day but well worth the hire car ride gives you more freedom to roam around travel past the Monastery and...More

1  Thank tonyv696
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Monastery is located in quite magical place. Interesting build and place to see and experience. Worth to see

1  Thank kklaaudia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

(visited in mid-Sept-2018) The drive from Paphos took about 2 hours, up winding road. Yes, motion sickness will be helpful if you were prone to such. Has very interesting history about its beginning – king who insulted a hermit monk – verbally and physically, was...More

2  Thank SmileyPic
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Really glad we made the journey up to see this monastery, quite beholding to see all the paintings and buildings. We were lucky it was October and off peak, so not to busy. Remember to drive up above the monastery when you come out as...More

1  Thank ianx17489
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Two points attract my interest in this newly polished touristic complex. First is the main church with its original old icon, to my regret very few and partly covered. Second is the museum (5 Euro for entrance and leave your camera outside for free). The...More

1  Thank Dr_Mark_Belokopytov
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Visited as part if jeep safari trip. Park in the road outside as you go in, if you are dressed inappropriately, you will be asked to wear a purple robe. Not the height if fashion but a must do. An courtyard leads to the main...More

1  Thank StanBrynmawr
Reviewed 18 September 2018

This was the 2nd time of visiting the monastery and the only thing I can say it is beautiful, a must do on your holiday we loved it.

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5 October 2018|
Response from tonyv696 | Reviewed this property |
Didn't see any lifts I'm afraid but I'm sure they would help where possible I believe there may be a back entrance to the lower levels but not 100% sure sorry.
2 October 2018|
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Response from 701roger | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can wear shorts to cover knees
4 February 2018|
Response from Christodoulos P | Reviewed this property |
So many questions! Anyhow there's a phone number you can find and call them. I know it was free for a night not sure if they still offer that. The monk that's answering the phone speaks English you can ask him what you need... More