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Valley of Marathasa, Kalopanagiotis 2862, Cyprus
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Katerina, the lady there explained everything in that charmimg small museum. Excellent. Almost 3 different centuries history in one monastery

Thank Thkam
Reviewed 1 week ago

The wall-paintings of the monastery of Agios Ioannis Lampadistis are amazing. Never seen before complex of the three churches.

Thank Marika V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ive never seen such a beautuful church set in such wonderful scenery. 12th century, well preserved and the Pater was so friendly. The sulphur springs nearby add to the splendour! We loved it:)

Thank Tania2267
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is better to read about the monastery history before visiting in order to appreciate the uniqueness of it. Very advisable to visite the pinacothèque with unique orthodox icons. If you are lucky you can get an interesting excursion by one of the keepers, an...More

Thank Irene P
Reviewed 8 July 2018

A truly authentic place that is difficult to get to but well worth the journey. Even without the monks it feels well really sacred. Guide in the museum speaks very good english and the church frescoes are awesome. Also a nice little souvenir shop. After...More

1  Thank baggiemick
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

It is hard to reach even by car (busses not going there at all, staying on top of hill, but there is elevator taking you down. Really authentic and not commercialised.

Thank Aida_Vilnius
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Near impossible looking for these UNESCO churches. Found one out of three. One was closed on arrival! Frustration and annoyance! BUT on reaching this one, all was worthwhile. Fabulously beautiful painted church and typical Troodos structure on the outside. The warden was very friendly and...More

5  Thank tinkle_24
Reviewed 24 January 2018

The monastery has no monks but it is open for the visitors day time. Icons Museum as well. Priests of near by churches, English speaking do the guide. Summer time there is organized camp for the youth. No parents, no mobile phones are accepted for...More

Thank Jorgos D
Reviewed 27 December 2017

This UNESCO protected church lies just across the river and is a 'must see' for anyone visiting the village. The frescoes have been recently cleaned and restored.

1  Thank Koukatis
Reviewed 29 October 2017

The frescos depicting Biblical scenes in the ancient church are magnificent. This is one of 10 churches scattered throughout the mountains, each worth a visit. Be sure to organize the key ahead of time.

Thank Carol F
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MichaelM1492
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Response from Elke H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Michael, Here is the information you wanted: Operating Hours: Byzantine Church: September - April, daily: 09:00 - 13:00 / 15:00 - 17:00, May - August, daily: 09:00 - 13:00 / 16:00 - 18:00 Byzantine Museum: October... More
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