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Kykkos Monastery (Panagia tou Kykkou)

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founded in the 12th century, the monastery is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and contains many precious icons and relics.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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20km (12 miles) W of Pedoulas village, Pedoulas, Cyprus
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drive to the Monastery via the Cedar Valley , which has to be one of the most beautiful car journeys I have ever experienced, but that didn’t prepare me for the beauty of the Monastery. Visitors are asked to be respectfully dressed , so...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The monastery is worth seeing if only for the overwhelming amount of gold and silver on display. The drive there is spectacular and it’s worth going for the scenery. The restaurant was a disappointment; the only poor meal I have had in Cyprus. Avoid the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Margaret A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here before but wanted to bring a friend as it really is such a beautiful place to visit. You will be asked to wear a robe if you are wearing shorts or sleeveless tops. The. Murals on the walls and ceiling are stunning and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank HolidayL1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is difficult not to be impressed by the monastery and its paintings. It is atmospheric and though quite a way from most areas where people stay - it is well worth the journey.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Peter C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When you enter they have robes for you to wear if you're not properly dressed. You can't take pictures in the church ore museum so respect it. The place is gorgeous as is the surroundings. They have bathrooms. They museum is beautiful and big. The...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank desifoto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. A picturesque scene with eye-catching paintings telling a story on the monasteries walls. The church on site is extravagant and everything is covered in gold. Enterance to the monastery itself was free, but visitig the museum has a fee of 5...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kykkos Monasteries is a very beautiful place. We had a very long and zig zaggy drive to get here. We drove for about 2 hours from Coral Beach. There is a small restaurant here and little shops to buy souvenirs and local delicacies. It is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank junq17
Reviewed April 12, 2019 via mobile

Incredible old monastery lost in the middle of nowhere This is a must see place The monastery is in very very good condition and rich of paintings We can’t miss this visit

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank maertensyves
Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

Visited with Jeep Safari' amazing the late is so fresh' inside the church was amazing though you cant take photos so so much gold. Visit the museum amazing artifacts of an anazing monastery. Walk down the side of the monastery and the is a memorial...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Vinney2015
Reviewed April 4, 2019 via mobile

we drove through snow, thunder and lightening, and hsir pin corners to get here but it was worth it the art work is amazing

Date of experience: April 2019
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gillianw671
October 5, 2018|
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Response from tonyv696 | Reviewed this property |
Didn't see any lifts I'm afraid but I'm sure they would help where possible I believe there may be a back entrance to the lower levels but not 100% sure sorry.
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Nevali86
October 2, 2018|
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Response from 701roger | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can wear shorts to cover knees
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zoeties
February 4, 2018|
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Response from christodoulos74 | Reviewed this property |
So many questions! Anyhow there's a phone number you can find and call them. I know it was free for a night not sure if they still offer that. The monk that's answering the phone speaks English you can ask him what you need... More
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