We came here as part of a coach trip to the Troodos Mountains and I was not expecting to visit here. The tour guide gave us a brief history on Makarios and his importance to the island before letting us go to explore and visit his tomb.
There is a souvenir shop in the parking area of this mountain (Throni), although we didn't have time to visit it. (Is it strange to have a souvenir shop at a resting place of a recently deceased person, or is it just me?)
Also in the parking area and before the journey up to the tomb is an 11 metre tall bronze statue of Makarios III, which is a sight to behold. Very impressive.
The walk up to the tomb needs to be given some time and isn't the easiest to climb as it is quite steep (although wheelchair/pram accessible. There are a few steps by the tomb itself). The air is a little thinner there too - so quite an exhausting climb. Along the route are lots of wonderful golden mosaics that demonstrate important saints etc. These are worth seeing.
The tomb at the top is viewable and pictures can be taken. There is a guard or two at the top protecting the tomb (due to the Greek/Turkish Cypriot divide) and if you are lucky enough, you may be able to witness the changing of the guard.
It is worth a visit if you are in the area due to the history aspect of the attraction. Just allow yourself some time for the walk up and a little more to appreciate the stunning views of the mountain scape around you.
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