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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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+357 22 942736
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited as part if jeep safari trip. Park in the road outside as you go in, if you are dressed inappropriately, you will be asked to wear a purple robe. Not the height if fashion but a must do. An courtyard leads to the main...More

1  Thank StanBrynmawr
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the 2nd time of visiting the monastery and the only thing I can say it is beautiful, a must do on your holiday we loved it.

1  Thank chrimar21
Reviewed 1 week ago

On this trip to Cyprus I preferred more modest monastery, although this is a must see and very impressive. Allow about 3 hours to visit. Once visited, continue driving up the mountain for about 10 minutes to Throni. This site is the memorial to Archbishop...More

1  Thank Marco A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a long drive & our sat nav took us on a merry detour off a cliff so by the time we arrived we were exhausted. We all made sure to cover our shoulders & not wear shorts. My husband did but he had...More

1  Thank Helen E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whether you’re religious or not, the ornate and well kept nature of this place is impressive. It’s a little big trek to get here but glad we did it (again). We’d been here 14 years ago and were every bit as impressed as the first...More

1  Thank louiserog1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had been really looking forward to visiting Kykkos. As I got near I found a number of coaches parked on the road and a fairly large (and full) purpose built car park with various stalls selling all sorts of stuff around the edge. Even...More

Thank Al R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a place, full of history set in the mountains and having great views. Whatever your religious views this is a must see visit. The fresco's and Greek orthodox artefacts are incredible.

1  Thank MarkandJulieDavis
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Located in the mountainous region of Marathasa Valley, the Monastery of Kykkos is the wealthiest and most lavish on the island, and stands on a mountain peak, at an altitude of 1.318 metres. Dedicated to Panagia (the Virgin Mary), the monastery possesses one of three...More

1  Thank cotsios79
Reviewed 8 August 2018

But if you are not into Greek Orthodox religion and art , of course not. The Monastery is incredibly rich , the relatively recent mosaics contain real gold . The place has something pompous , just like the Vatican, hence my mixed feelings. The setting...More

1  Thank Guy B
Reviewed 28 July 2018

The mosaics and frescoes are exquisite. Give yourself enough time to relax and take it all in. You will not see more beautiful art anywhere. The colors, the artistic skill and visions, sublime. Divine.

1  Thank MargaretMaugenest
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zoeties
4 February 2018|
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Response from Christodoulos P | 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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Response from FiftyFifty5050 | Reviewed this property |
As long as you stick to the main roads, you should be fine. Roads are always wide enough for two cars to pass and there are low walls or crash barriers at the sides. I am one of those people who, much to my husband's... More
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Response from gillian4343 | Reviewed this property |
The trip that we took was in a jeep. The roads are uneven in parts and the mountain roads are as you would expect. However I did not feel unsafe at any time , we have been on far worse. There are coach trips which go by a... More
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