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Kykkos Monastery (Panagia tou Kykkou)

20km (12 miles) W of Pedoulas village, Pedoulas, Cyprus
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Pedoulas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Museums
Description: founded in the 12th century, the monastery is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and contains many precious icons and relics.
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

The original monastery was built 900 years ago but was destroyed by fire. The current construction was completed in the 19th century. The monastery was originally built to house the icon called Eleousa which is attributed to St Luke. Kykkos is famous throughout the Orthodox world for its courtyards and collonnades decorated with fine golden mosaics. The location is spectacular.... More

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South of England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This monastery totally blew me away. It has a relaxing feeling and is located in a beautiful part of Cyprus. I am not a religious person but a visit to Kykkos will lift your spirits. Just a word of warning. If you intend to drive back from the monastery to Pathos, do not take the road from Mylikouri to Agios... More

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We enjoyed this monastery, although didn't visited museum as are not much religious, but adore architecture. Spectacular views, interesting looking monks. Very clean.

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Moscow
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The place is really beautiful! The scenery is fantastic. Built not too long ago, but the feeling inside is just like you are in a very ancient place. Must see for an Orthodox.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

What a powerful place when you entered the chapel it was out of this world. if you are in Cyprus well worth the visit

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Abu Dhabi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Amazing artefacts but it was disappointing that none of the information was given in English so we couldn't read anything about it!

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Yerevan, Armenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We went there by bus tour, which is not our habit in general. The monastery is great. It was the first monastery in Cyprus I visited and was so surprised by its look. Being so old, it looked like they finished building works just yesterday. The stones, walls, paves, painting are so fresh. Your mind says it is old, but... More

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Murmansk, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Very memorable and beautiful place. We arrived there late in the afternoon - so there were almost no tourists. We like solitude and admired frescoes. There is a museum (admission € 4.5), two shop where they sell icons and other church items. We loved monastery. Also, we enjoyed the beautiful views of the mountains on the way to the monastery.

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Andover, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is a regular stop for Jeep Safaris (second one for us) and is well worth 30 - 45 minutes exploring and taking photos. If you can, read up a little on the history. Iconography is amazing, as is the reliquary but probably most significant to followers of the Greek Orthodox church. Although a monastery, do not expect peace and... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Kykkos monastery is a major attraction in the Troodos mountains on Cyprus. This becomes very obvious when we see the big number of tourist coaches parked in front of the two dozens of tourist and souvenir stalls. The monastery is about 500 mtrs up the road. The monastery is - among Greek orthodox christians at least - for its icon... More

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