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Kykkos Monastery (Panagia tou Kykkou)

20km (12 miles) W of Pedoulas village, Pedoulas, Cyprus
+357 22 942736
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founded in the 12th century, the monastery is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and contains many precious icons and relics.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“long drive” (18 reviews)
“virgin mary” (20 reviews)
20km (12 miles) W of Pedoulas village, Pedoulas, Cyprus
+357 22 942736
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had two younger children in tow so we made the long drive to Kykkos but we kept the actual visit short. This monastery is beautiful. My kids loved exploring the small hallways and looking at the many mosaics.

Thank DXB_Maple
Reviewed 6 days ago

This Monastery is so weak maintained it is a pleasure visiting it. We have made many trips and always take our visitors and I will never get tired of this place. I am not a religious person but it is a fantastic place to visit....More

Thank sigzag
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As others have said, the drive is a bit hairy at times with steep inclines, hair pin bends and steep drop offs. Don't believe the maps which show relatively straight roads!! Take your time, the mountains are stunning. The monastery itself is quite breathtaking -...More

Thank Lindsay G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reading some of the negative reviews its disappointing to read people feel you have to be religious to appreciate it. Not at all. There are obviously a lot of people who are religious that will enjoy it however it is just a beautiful and incredible...More

Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like churches and historic buildings this is worth a visit. Even if not it's setting in the mountains makes it all very grand and mysterious after you spend what seems hours climbing up the mountain roads which in itself is the adventure! When...More

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kykkos Monastery amazing place to be visited if you go to Cyprus. The journey through Troodos Mountains also is a great.

Thank Cristina K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Reading some of the previous reviews, I didn't know what to expect. The museum was informative, however this is the only part of the monastery you have to pay to see. We loved visiting the place of worship and watching the monks and the service....More

Thank gemmaslennon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit of a drive from Limassol, but the roads are well marked and in good condition. The monastery is lovely and rich. Photos allowed outside but not inside. There is a museum for 2 Euros, which we did not visit. (Monastery is free.) Robes...More

Thank MarTee959
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We went here on a troodos mountain trip and found the golden decorations/icons rather ott but interesting. Rather surprised at some of the souvenirs on sale as very rude. Worth a visit thou but no inside photography.

Thank John-Dye
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Long drive out from Protras but well worth the drive. The Monastery is set high up in The Troodos Mountains and has a vast collection of magnificent antiquities, items of art and treasures that reveal the history of Cyprus and the Monastery. There is a...More

Thank Lesley W
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3 April 2016|
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Response from FiftyFifty5050 | Reviewed this property |
As long as you stick to the main roads, you should be fine. Roads are always wide enough for two cars to pass and there are low walls or crash barriers at the sides. I am one of those people who, much to my husband's... More
3 April 2016|
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Response from gillian4343 | Reviewed this property |
The trip that we took was in a jeep. The roads are uneven in parts and the mountain roads are as you would expect. However I did not feel unsafe at any time , we have been on far worse. There are coach trips which go by a... More
Ann B
19 March 2016|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
Hi. there is a canteen type self service there. Not the best in town.