Kykkos Monastery (Panagia tou Kykkou)

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Kykkos Monastery (Panagia tou Kykkou)

Kykkos Monastery (Panagia tou Kykkou)
4.5
About
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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Karen P
Brussels, Belgium79 contributions
Piece of art
Jul 2021 • Couples
This monastery is a piece of art, beautiful to see. I went there quickly just out of curiosity and found the mosaics absolutely amazing. The peace is also resonating.
Written August 23, 2021
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Matthew R
3 contributions
Kykkos
Aug 2021 • Family
Great for art work and the actual buildings.
Nice general area up in the mountains.
And a shop with religious knick knacks and honey, wine etc from the monastery
Written August 22, 2021
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Isabel L
3 contributions
Read this review and ignore the reviews...
Aug 2021 • Couples
First of all, the roads up to the monastery are absolutely fine. Any capable driver would find the route easy. So do not let reviews stating “dangerous” roads make you hesitate a trip here.
Clothing wise- reviews say wear long trousers for gents. This was not followed by many men going into the monastery and were not stopped at the entrance, so please do not again let reviews tell you otherwise.
For ladies, reviews state covering shoulders and knees, however again we found this was not followed by all. I would just make sure your attire is reasonable (aka not wearing short shorts). If at all hesitate, I would suggest wearing something you would be happy to wear in front of your parents etc.
Monastery is a lovely experience and definitely worth going to visit for a few hours. Without doubt, the extra trip up to Throni is worth it for its amazing views and history.
Written August 9, 2021
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Jon-TaylorC
London, UK6 contributions
What an amazing experience! So glad we went
Jul 2021
What an amazing place! Very well worth the 2 hour drive from Larnaka. The chapel will take your breath away! It is also mind blowing to see all the very ornate mosaics all the way up to the top of the hill! Once you have seen the monastery and museum, it is definitely worth getting back in your car and driving the 1.5k up the rest of the hill to the peak - what amazing views! You will have to walk the last bit, but it is well worth it! We went with teen kids and ALL thoroughly enjoyed it. Enjoy!
Written July 26, 2021
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Sinnie
Limassol City, Cyprus46 contributions
Must visit for believers
May 2021 • Friends
Not much to do or see if you're non christian. Nature and scenery is very nice and monastery is richly decorated. The museum is not that big or interesting.
Written June 20, 2021
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Ingver_76
Riga, Latvia377 contributions
Holy place
Oct 2020 • Friends
We were really lucky because there are no people these times travelling around and we were not more than 5 in the church and monastery. You should read the history of this place and I can say only one thing - the icon is very “strong” when I have approached it I instantly felt tears, it is amazing. 2020 years people are praying to this holy mother. This is strong.
One thing to add - to get there is pretty tough- more then 50 km on serpentine road, it is a real challenge
Written October 27, 2020
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SJR
5 contributions
Warning do not go without covered knees!
Oct 2020 • Couples
They should provide or sell cloaks to cover legs as they don’t let you in even with your shoulders covered
Written October 7, 2020
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ErmaMalekkidou
Limassol City, Cyprus804 contributions
Good experience.
Aug 2020 • Solo
Have visited the church on the 19th of August.
Church was literally packed but people were following the rules.
It is such a beautiful place.
Written August 25, 2020
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Andreea Oana
Nicosia, Cyprus155 contributions
Peaceful place
Aug 2020 • Couples
We’ve started from Nicosia so maybe in maximum 1 and 1/2 hours we arrived there. This place is magical. The museum is closed for the moment. Inside of the church, is one room with saints bones kept from thousands years.
Written August 23, 2020
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Fearless44080706498
12 contributions
Nice drive into the mountains
Feb 2020 • Solo
Decided to drive into the mountains and explore the more isolated roads. Saw signs for this monastery and went to it. Extremely peaceful place and very good for self reflection. I'm not a religious person but I appreciated the effort that must of gone into creating the original. There are a few little shops and restaurants which were welcomed as I needed refreshments before heading back down the mountain towards the coast.

Word of warning! The roads have alot of falling debris from the cliffs so confident drivers needed as it requires a decent amount of concentration and forward planning to negotiate them safely. Also the armco barriers are right on the edges of very steep high drops. Extremely rewarding driving tho.
Written February 25, 2020
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