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“Worth a visit”

Reviewed 11 October 2013

Hired a car and went to visit the monastry. Vey austentatious but worth visiting. The stops we made on the journey were very interesting too.

1  Thank Linda M
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

We called in here, en route to somewhere else, & were very glad we did. We were lucky enough to have use of a friend’s car. This little place is a world away from the touristic side of Cyprus & is so tranquil.
There isn’t much information there but it didn’t matter; we learnt that it now belongs to the larger Kykkos monastery but used to have many monks living there (only one now) hence the name. The monastery dates back to the 4th century (making it one of the oldest in Cyprus) whilst the church originates from the 6th Century; however, both have been extensively restored, so it’s hard to know which parts are the oldest features. The complex is beautifully maintained & the church is wonderfully ornate inside.
Much of what is there today dates back to the 17th & 18th centuries. We did find a couple stones, on which are strange, old scripts, so we assumed that these may be original features. Mythology states that Saints Nicolaos & Eftychios supplied the stones, taking them from the Pagan temple of the ancient Greek Goddess that was located in the same venue; Nicolaos then carved them. I was in my element as I found a couple of young stray cats to fuss who looked in pretty good shape; I guess the solitary monk & the visitors ensure they’re ok.

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Reviewed 25 September 2013

Worth going to see as it very interesting with beautiful mosaics, not a lot of information to follow though and a lot of steps so unsuitable for people with walking problems.

1  Thank Katann75
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

Without giving all the details this is another good place to see.A lot of history attached as you would expect but works of greek and byzantium art also some quite gruesome finds in the chapel maybe you'll kiss the head as well,Visit and you'll know what I mean.

Thank jlitten
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

The monastery is well worth a visit, it has some beatifull sights and the church is second to none. I would however be aware of the coach trips takeing you to unwanted places that again charge the earth for food and drink.

1  Thank DAVE M
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