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Kykkos Monastery (Panagia tou Kykkou)

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Address: 20km (12 miles) W of Pedoulas village, Pedoulas, Cyprus
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+357 22 942736
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founded in the 12th century, the monastery is dedicated to the Virgin Mary...

founded in the 12th century, the monastery is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and contains many precious icons and relics.

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We visited this monastery during our Holiday in Paphos, Cyprus. As we had a hired car we decided to visit the Kykkos monastery. It was an interesting drive into Todoor mountain... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this monastery during our Holiday in Paphos, Cyprus. As we had a hired car we decided to visit the Kykkos monastery. It was an interesting drive into Todoor mountain and it took us over 90 minutes drive from Paphos. The mountain drive was very interesting and the scenery was lovely along the way. I must admit we were... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food awful. Sandwiches like cardboard with processed cheese and something called ham!! Half cup of chocolate and coffee from self service machine. Advise taking own food. Monastry well worth visit

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Thank Lynda T
United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum in the monastery was definitely the highlight. You don't need much time to walk around the monastery, but give yourself 30-60 minutes in the museum. Good english descriptions. On your way out you drive by several tourist shops, some have good prices on sweets, etc (or at least way better than airport prices). Recommend.

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Thank Emily M
Aachen, Germany
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

According to travel guide, this Monastery is a must-visit in Cyprus so we drove 3 hours from Paphos just to see the biggest/richest Monastery in Cyprus. The church is interesting to have a look but a bit too opulent for my taste. Somehow we were not impressed at all with Kykkos Monastery. It could be that we are not religious... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Well signposted and on occasions we found the signposts pointed in opposite directions for the same distance, this is due to the windy roads so if you get travel sick be warned. Perched high in the mountains this beautiful building is a feast for the eyes Free entry to the building itself but a a small charge to see the... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

This place is a feast for your eyes. The frescos are simply stunning and well worth the short walk up to the shrine and little church at the top. The monastery itself is lovely with interesting and ornate interiors. They have long capes/cloaks that can be worn to cover shoulders and legs so don't worry if you don't have anything... More 

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Thank ajwbabe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

One of the most precious places in Cyprus. Drive to get there is worth it alone. The monastery itself is a place of calm and worship. Worth the trip even for the non religious, the views around Troodos mountain ranges are great.

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Abergele, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Visited this ancient monestary on a Troodos Mountain tour. The frescos around the whole site and the ornate trappings and icons in Gold and brass inside the church are extremely well preserved. The church is used daily by those in the monestary and the local villages. Our tour guide gave us a very good history lesson before we entered the... More 

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We visited Kykkos on a rather wet day in early December, as we had been before in 2009. It is one of the most amazing religious sites in Cyprus. Due to many fires in the past, the present buildings are not that old, so the paintings and mosaics are all relatively new, and in perfect condition. It is free to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Splendid Monastery although the present building is quite modern. Can be crowded in Summer. I made a second visit in December and was the only car in the carpark and had the place to myself so was able to enjoy all the nooks and crannies along with really taking in the splendour of the chapel with the glitter of gold... More 

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