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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“long drive” (19 reviews)
“virgin mary” (21 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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20km (12 miles) W of Pedoulas village, Pedoulas, Cyprus
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"troodos mountains"
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"small charge"
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"wall paintings"
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"worth a visit"
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"holy place"
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"peaceful place"
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"greek orthodox church"
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"visit cyprus"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you wonder why churches are wealthy even in relatively poor areas this is the place to investigate, if you dare, but the surly and sinister priests would probably stop you.

Thank Janet R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The church itself is just a spectacular combination of ornate gold and frescos to tell the bible story and to allow the faithful access to a number of spiritual icons. Outside in the monastery area, the galleries are full of spectacular frescos and mosaics. The...More

Thank Chris P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are driving in the Troodos mountains or thinking of taking an excursion (as I did), this is a lovely monastery to visit. The gold-adorned chapel is something else, while the cloisters are very atmospheric to wander through.

Thank deeboy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very beautiful and peaceful place. It was late in the day and we had had quite a drive through the Troodos Mountains but this was well worth the visit. There are amazing things to see, beautiful artwork and icons. Nearby are the...More

Thank chrissieb94
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

This is the most prosperous and opulent Orthodox monastery in Cyprus. It is situated about 20km west of Pedoulas at an altitude of 1,318m. Archbishop Makarios started his religious career here as a monk in 1926 and requested to be buried here - his tomb...More

Thank Angela C
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We took a guided tour up into the Troodos - for the benefit of the commentary on the history of the area - and were fortunate to have a local guide who even knew some of the monks in the monastery at Kykkos. Interestingly the...More

Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

As you walk through the premises, the awe inspiring sense of the place does hit you. For me, the place raises more questions than answers on so many levels. You can enjoy the internal and surrounding beauty at a technical level; if you appreciate art...More

Thank CLSDean
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

I visited the Monastery on Saturday 11 November and while there sustained a fractured wrist as a result of tripping on a granite ledge which protrudes from under seats at each side of the room which houses the icons. The ledge is indistinguishable from the...More

Thank henrycarmel2017
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Close enough to the peak of mount Olympos (1900 m high) at 1400 m altitude, and 73 Km far away from Paphos City you can find a beautiful Monastery. The feeling of sacred place will rise on your soul suddenly after you pass through the...More

1  Thank Sorin I
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Kykkos Monastery is a stunning venue, with the most amazing iconostasis, purportedly containing an icon of Mary painted by the Apostle Luke, but permanently covered up from public view. The adjoining museum is not to be missed. It contains a fabulous collection of vestments, icons...More

3  Thank wendyanddavid536
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zoeties
4 February 2018|
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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
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luan36
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
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luan36
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
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