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Address: Kyrenia, Cyprus

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Very interesting place good guide needed to help understand icons ..Icons beautiful though some not as old as thought

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2016
Ann B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Very interesting place good guide needed to help understand icons ..Icons beautiful though some not as old as thought

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Thank Ann B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Such beautiful icons all in one place, with a story to tell so I recommend speaking to a local who knows all about them. Not a place to miss it you are after the history in this part of the island. We found many who tell you if you show an interest.

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Thank Brian A
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

situated in a small orthodox church close to the harbour, the Kyrenia Icon museum, has a fairly nice selection of icons and a lovely icon-screen. Sadly very little info available on the exhibited icons.

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Very informative museum in a lovely setting. A fabulous day. Can't wait to visit again to catch all the things we couldn't get round to.

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Thank JeanW200
Leven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Beautiful iconostasis. Icons of variable ages, some quite modern. Very quiet and very cheap. Pleasantly cool. Wont take long to visit-30 mins max I reckon.

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Firstly - it wasn't easy to find; we stumbled upon the museum by chance. The outside of the building is simple, but the interior is a really lovely design. The icons are very varied and it is interesting to see the way that art has developed over the ages.

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Thank Jean K
Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Lucky to visit this with a guide who could point out some of the more amazing icons, tell little stories about them or just details about construction, the difference between Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic icons etc. Don't forget to also visit Kykkos Monastery and St Nicholas of the Roof Church in the Troodos Mountains.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Situated behind the British Hotel is this little gem, the church itself is quite a surprise with its unusual interior layout. The Icons are not disappointing either. A small charge is due but no one seemed too bothered to collect it on the day we visited.

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Thank Arfandmarg
Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I went there first over 20 years ago and couldn't believe such treasures were in an unlocked and unguarded place, the icons were worth the visit although I have not been to the newer building, perhaps next time. I couldn't put the correct date of my visit , the drop down dates didn't supply it.

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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Although the icons are not particularly old, they are stunning depictions of saints. The museum is not difficult to get to and although flash photography is forbidden, I was able to take some reasonable photos without. Icons are labelled and dated in English.

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