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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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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“long drive”(20 reviews)
“virgin mary”(22 reviews)
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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20km (12 miles) W of Pedoulas village, Pedoulas, Cyprus
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+357 22 942736
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"troodos mountains"
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"long drive"
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"virgin mary"
in 22 reviews
"archbishop makarios"
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"hired a car"
in 7 reviews
"small charge"
in 6 reviews
"wall paintings"
in 17 reviews
"worth a trip"
in 7 reviews
"holy place"
in 6 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 4 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 6 reviews
"entry fee"
in 6 reviews
"greek orthodox church"
in 4 reviews
"interesting place"
in 4 reviews
"shops selling"
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"beautiful building"
in 6 reviews
"self service"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Is worthwhile the visit from all points of view. The Monastery is of great historical interest, having two Museums. The small one inside the church free of entrance and the other one in the Monastery which is more important including ancient icons and objects. The...More

1  Thank Athina T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have travelled to many churches and monasteries and never seen so many well preserved mosaics. Well worth the drive !

1  Thank EileenStewart
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes it is nice and in nice place, but if you have children and if you don’t go there for special need, then I would skip it as road islong enough in the hills with many serpantines.

Thank lindawelsa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very interesting place to visit, the courtyard was very interesting with numerous frescos around the walls. Inside the Monestery chapel the brass and gold that was on show was amazing. The whole place despite the visitors was still peaceful and a presence...More

Thank 701roger
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have never seen such and old monastery in such good condition. It looks like new thanks to the regular renovations.

1  Thank Girldream
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Most definitely worth the visit. The walls are beautifully decorated. Lots of gold and mosaic. Well maintained as well. Lovely to stroll around.

Thank Bas S
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The drive here was fabulous, the road surface was brilliant all the way up the mountain and there was always two lanes. I made the mistake of trying to enter the monestry wearing shorts and was told off for my innocent mistake in a very...More

Thank SierraWhiskey2015
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Beautiful spot in the mountains with wonderful paintings.The drive to Kykkos was stunning. Fantastic views over the mountains.

Thank 192Rob
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

I am a Greek Orthodox, yet I visited Kykkos Monastery for the first time on Easter Sunday. I had tears in my eyes when I knelt down to worship Jesus Christ and Virgin Mary. I loved it!

Thank Anastasia M
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

I seriously wonder what Jesus would think of the ostentatious display of gold and wealth. Not a spiritual place in any way.

Thank Blythe2004
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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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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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