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“Macheras Monastery”

Machairas Monastery
Ranked #8 of 260 things to do in Nicosia
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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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“Macheras Monastery”
Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

Located on one of the Troodos mountain peaks is Macheras Monastery, one of the most famous in Cyprus. It is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and we were amazed by many of the old icons found here.
Outside we saw a big statue of Gregorios Afxentiou one of EOKA's freedom fighters who single handily fought valiantly against the British.
The bigger than life statue sits majestically on the cliff overlooking the valley below where he stayed in a narrow cave in which he was eventually burned alive after the British troops found out his hideout.
Our visit brought chills to our bones
Both from our tour of the miraculous monastery and our admiration of Afxentiou's courage and honor to his country.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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“A must see in Cyprus”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Located in the mountains of Troodos, Machairas Monastery is one of the most famous monasteries in the Island. Wonderful architecture, view and priceless artifacts are just few of the resons one should visit this place.

Visited August 2013
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