Kykkos Monastery - Panagia tou Kykkou

Kykkos Monastery - Panagia tou Kykkou

Kykkos Monastery - Panagia tou Kykkou
4.5
5:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
5:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
5:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
5:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
5:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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founded in the 12th century, the monastery is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and contains many precious icons and relics.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Netta_Koo
Helsinki, Finland288 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
An amazing old monastery in the middle of a beautiful mountain area. Everything here is so well maintained and kept that it almost feels like being in a movie set! Little surreal actually. The place was almost empty when we visited (end of May), only three other people!
Written 6 June 2024
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Trail18314281925
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
A wonderful experience in this ancient Monestery set in the mountains. A long winding drive through breathtaking scenery. The church is wonderful and a delightful visit
Written 6 June 2024
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Barry B
Portsmouth, UK60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Lovely place to visit rich with history , and informative guide as w3ll taking it all in is a miracle in its s3lf , definitely worth a visit
Written 11 May 2024
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Cesar G
Gorleston-on-Sea, UK4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Our visit to the Kykkos Monastery was bittersweet. While the site's beauty was undeniable, with its intricate details and serene atmosphere, our experience was marred by the museum staff's poor hospitality. Arriving 20 minutes before closing, we were met with an absent ticket seller and lost precious minutes waiting. When allowed in, the encounter with the three staff members—a pair of men and a woman—was far from the warm welcome one would expect at a religious institution. Their brusque demeanour and haste to usher us out prematurely left us feeling unwelcome, overshadowing the spiritual tranquillity of Kykkos with an air of unwarranted arrogance.
Written 24 November 2023
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Christopher T
Turriff, UK4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The monastery was really interesting and very beautifully decorated. The Museum upstairs was very interesting with some very old items there. There wasn't much feeling that this was a working monastery. Facilities were ok. Be warned though the men's toilets are the middle Eastern type. Not sure why this was. Shops outside were reasonably priced 1 euro for two bottles of water. HOWEVER THE ROAD FROM PAPHOS IS THE MOST TWISTY ROAD I HAVE EVER DRIVEN ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. ITS SEAMS NEVERENDING AND THERE ARE FALLEN ROCKS TO LOOK OUT FOR. I WAS DRIVING AS GENITALLY AS I COULD AND IT STILL MADE THE WIFE FEEL AND BE VERY ILL. 🤢🤢🤢🤮🤮🤮
Written 31 October 2023
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CHLOE S
Limassol City, Cyprus337 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
It's been more than 15 years since my last visit at Kykkos monastery! Too crowded in the morning!
We visited the museum with its really amazing treasures! I adore the embroideries and the manuscripts from the 14th and 15th centuries!
The golden covered [indoors] main church reflects the strong relationship of the place with people, their faith and the power of the Monastery throughout its history!
Simple is the place where the first President of the Republic of Cyprus is laying! Just the opposite of everything else in the area!
You may also visit the place called Throni tis Panayias , where the icon of Saint Mary's was firstly found. Now an octagonal church covered with mosaics...
The vew is astonishing! You can see nearly all Cyprus from above
Written 17 August 2023
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Acre, Israel123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
The Kykkos Monastery (Panagia tou Kykkou) is a nice place to visit for 30-60min, short walk from the parking nice view.
Written 16 May 2023
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thomda
Runcorn, UK295 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
A rally stunning site and well worth a visit. Admittedly it is well away from the main centres for tourism but a trip to the mountains to see this site is worthwhile, esp if you combine it with other stops. The monastery is free and very interesting, with a stunning chapel area.
Written 16 April 2023
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DozyDoughnut
Dartmouth, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Way up in the mountains but very beautiful. Everything is “decorated” to a very high standard and the museum is very interesting.
Written 1 April 2023
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David A
Preston, UK494 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
This place is fantastic. It is still a working monastery but this didn't impede are visit and we were not made to feel that we were being intrusive. There is a lot to see and it's worth taking your time to go around and look at the details. The place is covered in mosaics and paintings. The inside of the church is remarkable and one of the most ornate that I've seen. All of this for free.
Written 5 March 2023
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