Machairas Monastery
Machairas Monastery
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
I strongly recommend that you have a great experience visiting Macheras is so beautiful place hidden in the beautiful forest is a very old amazing church the road going up there has beautiful sit in the forest is one of the most important place to see amazing
Written March 21, 2019
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Panayiotis
Nicosia, Cyprus
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Its a really nice monastery in the mountains of Cyprus. I totally recommend it especially if you like churches
Written November 4, 2019
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
A nice place to visit. It's located 45 minutes from Nicosia at mahairas mountain in the middle of the forest
Written July 10, 2018
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Nemesis🇬🇷
Athens, Greece
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
A point peace , serenity and devoutness . Located between nature and are imposing. Thoughtful and special worth visiting
Written May 27, 2016
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mnicolaou_cy
Nicosia, Cyprus
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Family
It is such a beautiful place – must visit!
We have visited this sanctuary in the past, but every time I am overwhelmed with its spirituality and its mysticism. The (monk) monastery is very well preserved and its exterior is magnificent, the gardens are so beautiful – too bad no pictures are allowed. Inside the church one feels truly inspired, beyond words. At the church entrance there is a small lobby where you can light a candle (just throw a few coins for each candle, less than half a euro). In addition, if someone you know is ill, you may write their names on a small piece of paper and submit it in a special wooden box (at the left of the church entrance).

TIP 1: There are very strict regulations regarding apparel. There is no entrance fee but they are very strict with how people are dressed. No shorts or short skirts, no sleeveless or strap t-shirts, and I think no sandals. If a visitor is seen as improperly dressed, they will ask him/her to put on a robe. So if you don’t like that, take something of your own to cover yourself.

TIP 2: Even in the summer, the breeze might be a bit too cool for some people, so you are advised to take a shawl with you – in any case!

Tip 3: At the gate you will see the small shop selling icons and other religious items, but also home-made products like olive oil, honey and almond desert, as well as herbs grown in the area. Prices are reasonable and the products are of excellent quality.
Written May 1, 2015
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George710
Fair Lawn, NJ
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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.
Written August 4, 2014
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asevastides
Nicosia, Cyprus
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Excellent place to be . Very quite nice clean and relaxing atmosphere with historically interest . With small shop selling religious article and home made sweets
Written November 6, 2019
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greekcypriot2009
Athens, Greece
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
The monastery was built in the 12th century, but it was rebuilt twice since then. The icon of the Virgin of Machaira is miraculous and is well known all over Cyprus for its many miracles. Although the church was burnt twice, the icon remained untouched.
It is probably the second in significance Monastery after Kykkos and is really a gem. It is actually a 45-minute ride from the capital of Cyprus and is worth visiting.
Written December 27, 2018
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Christos Christou
Nicosia, Cyprus
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
A holy place worth visiting especially mid August when the monastery old church is open to public.

The place is consider a place of great importance for orthodoxy
Written August 15, 2018
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elenisc
Nicosia, Cyprus
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
Lovely monastery hidden in the Troodos mountains. It is a bit strict on visiting hours but it’ll is very nice. It gives a good flavor of the Greek Orthodox culture.
Written June 25, 2018
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