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Kykkos Monastery (Panagia tou Kykkou)

20km (12 miles) W of Pedoulas village, Pedoulas, Cyprus
+357 22 942736
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founded in the 12th century, the monastery is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and contains many precious icons and relics.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“long drive” (19 reviews)
“virgin mary” (20 reviews)
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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 1 week ago

Close enough to the peak of mount Olympos (1900 m high) at 1400 m altitude, and 73 Km far away from Paphos City you can find a beautiful Monastery. The feeling of sacred place will rise on your soul suddenly after you pass through the...More

Thank Sorin I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kykkos Monastery is a stunning venue, with the most amazing iconostasis, purportedly containing an icon of Mary painted by the Apostle Luke, but permanently covered up from public view. The adjoining museum is not to be missed. It contains a fabulous collection of vestments, icons...More

2  Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Kykkos Monastery is one of the most famous and richest monasteries in Cyprus. In the country lived the monk Isaias who had the gift of curing any disease. The monastery is magnificent as much by the ingenuity of its construction as by its splendor....More

Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the monastery as part of a Treasures of Troodus trip through Thomsons. This trip included a visit to the monastery & the tomb of archbishop Makarios. We were advised to be dressed appropriately, keeping shoulders covered and legs should be covered from knees...More

1  Thank RTK252017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Firstly, from Paphos to the monastery is a wonderful experience in itself. The most breathtaking scenery we have every seen, as you wind around these stunning mountains. You arrive and it quite simply takes your breath away. You cannot help but notice and feel the...More

2  Thank Tony01UK
Reviewed 12 October 2017

You don't have to be a religious person to visit this historic monastery. It is built in magnificent surroundings on Troodos mountain and the building in itself is impressive. Its church holds some very special byzantine icons and relics. Often the lines of those who...More

1  Thank Anastasia100100
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

This the emblem of power for Cyprus Christian Orthodox Church. There's other monasteries for spiritual pilgrimage. Amazing mosaic unimaginable wealth. Do not buy anything from the monastery there's many foundations around the island can make a good use of your money.

1  Thank Christodoulos P
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

The highlights of the Monastery are definitely the museum plus the Church and its associated treasury. While the monastery is free there is a small charge for the museum, currently 5 euro. The museum is excellent and well marked in English. There is a small...More

2  Thank Michael H
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

You wonder why you have spent a long time trying to get here and if you do a tour usually expensive you will feel you wasted your money. The museum has a lot of robes etc some pictures but you are paying extra for something...More

1  Thank greektraveller13
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Ok it takes about 2 hours to get here. It's very commercialised. This is thanks to the Orthodox Church. It's obvious they only want your hard earned money. Does not feel very spiritual. Obviously it now mainly caters to the Russian Visitors. None of the...More

2  Thank Richard C
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luan36
3 April 2016|
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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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luan36
3 April 2016|
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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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Ann B
19 March 2016|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
Hi. there is a canteen type self service there. Not the best in town.
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