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Ioannis Lampadistis (John Lampadistis Monastery)

Valley of Marathasa, Kalopanagiotis 2862, Cyprus
+357 99 218298
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UNESCO World Heritage site

The frescos depicting Biblical scenes in the ancient church are magnificent. This is one of 10... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
Stunning with amazing colour

This monastery is well worth a visit it is beautiful and so vivid. On a hillside setting with a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
West Chiltington, United Kingdom
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Valley of Marathasa, Kalopanagiotis 2862, Cyprus
+357 99 218298
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The frescos depicting Biblical scenes in the ancient church are magnificent. This is one of 10 churches scattered throughout the mountains, each worth a visit. Be sure to organize the key ahead of time.

Thank cjfmb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This monastery is well worth a visit it is beautiful and so vivid. On a hillside setting with a peaceful feeling then you are blown away by the amount of internal decoration.

Thank zenia10
Reviewed 7 October 2017

I must say this is a beautiful monastery and well worth the trip to visit. We spent a few hours here and in the nearby village for morning tea. Also try some of the fresh water coming from inside the mountains. The frescos and icons...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

A stunning monastery situated in an equally stunning traditional Cypriot village. The church and its icons are of great historical importance. The friendly priest gave us a very informative talk on the history of the monastery.

1  Thank Theodoti
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Nestled amongst the tall pine trees in the beautiful village of Kalopanayiotis you will find the monastery of Saint John Lambadistis, as you step inside a feeling like no other will envelope you,a peaceful and tranquil experience surrounds you,nearby visit the icon museum where the...More

Thank Andrew V
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This Monadtery was built during the Genovese rule in Cyprus. You will be welcomed by the Greek Orthodox priest. You will notice that the eyes of the saints on the wall frescoes are missing. They were removed during the Turkish rule as they were afraid...More

Thank Vicki I
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

This is a place of Christian worship and is also a very secret place with Unesco protected frescos on the walls. You can visit even if you are agnostic however please remember that monks are still active and so dress modestly.

Thank Christiana19k
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

We visited the monastery during the first day, a monk talked us through the history of it. Also went to the museum next door, worth a visit.

Thank Jeanine E
Reviewed 25 May 2017

A fantastically interesting monastery and Byzantine museum, with some recently discovered artefacts. The museum curator has a very individual and quite evangelistic approach to his work, which could include singing or saying liturgically appropriate hymns and prayers as he showed people the exhibits. An absolute...More

Thank Catherine E
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The monastery is high up in the Troodos mountains. It is a beautiful setting with a river, flowers and fruit trees all round. The paintings are fascinating and the priest and warden very helpful. There are some remarkable icons and paintings in the museum. There...More

Thank Julia B
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14 November 2016|
Response from Elke H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Michael, Here is the information you wanted: Operating Hours: Byzantine Church: September - April, daily: 09:00 - 13:00 / 15:00 - 17:00, May - August, daily: 09:00 - 13:00 / 16:00 - 18:00 Byzantine Museum: October... More