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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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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 1 week ago

This is the most prosperous and opulent Orthodox monastery in Cyprus. It is situated about 20km west of Pedoulas at an altitude of 1,318m. Archbishop Makarios started his religious career here as a monk in 1926 and requested to be buried here - his tomb...More

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a guided tour up into the Troodos - for the benefit of the commentary on the history of the area - and were fortunate to have a local guide who even knew some of the monks in the monastery at Kykkos. Interestingly the...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As you walk through the premises, the awe inspiring sense of the place does hit you. For me, the place raises more questions than answers on so many levels. You can enjoy the internal and surrounding beauty at a technical level; if you appreciate art...More

Thank CLSDean
Reviewed 21 November 2017

I visited the Monastery on Saturday 11 November and while there sustained a fractured wrist as a result of tripping on a granite ledge which protrudes from under seats at each side of the room which houses the icons. The ledge is indistinguishable from the...More

Thank henrycarmel2017
Reviewed 9 November 2017

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

1  Thank Sorin I
Reviewed 30 October 2017

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

3  Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed 29 October 2017

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 28 October 2017 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

3  Thank RTK252017
Reviewed 16 October 2017

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
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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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