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.
About Kykkos Monastery (Panagia tou Kykkou)
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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