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Ioannis Lampadistis (John Lampadistis Monastery)

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Address: valley of Marathasa, Kalopanagiotis, Cyprus
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+357 99 218298

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Beautiful frescos

Beautifully decorated church with frescos from 11th to 15th century. A short stop on a snowy day out with Eco Tour

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Phil W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautifully decorated church with frescos from 11th to 15th century. A short stop on a snowy day out with Eco Tour

Thank Phil W
Limassol District, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This monastery definitely worths a visit.Its scenic and situated in a beautiful village. Learn the history of the 3 churches from the most kind and gentle priest we have ever met.

Thank polikits
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This UNESCO-listed site is a complex of three churches in one, dating from the 11th century and built over 400 years. The original Orthodox Church has a double nave, to which a narthex and a Latin chapel were later added. Now under one huge pitched wooden roof, they represent one of the most wonderfully preserved churches in the region. The... More 

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Paralimni, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

A holy place that worth to visit and learn the story of the monastery. Very old church that feel different when your there.pay a visit and you will not regret.

Thank Michalis T
Wexford, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

We were staying in village so couldn't leave without visiting this place, UNESCO listed monastery. Setting is gorgeous & place is very beautiful. Was quite busy the day we visited but still maintained real sense of calm. Worth seeing the frescos and the museum close by is worth a look too, children found it interesting.

Thank Laneymcd
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

With a fascinating history, this monastery is must see for those looking at visiting the painted churches of Cyprus - it knocks all others into a cocked hat. Set on the outskirts of this developing spa-town, the ancient buildings of the monastery are sadly no longer inhabited by monks, but the architecture and artwork remains and services are still regularly... More 

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Rottenburg am Neckar, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Beautiful monastery with old frescoes and paintings. There is a little museum with icons. We got a private tour because there were not other visitors when we were there. The guide was very knowledgeable. We liked the small monastery and recommend a visit for people that are interested in churches/monasteries/religion/culture.

Thank Elke H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

A must-do if staying in Kalopanayiotis. Easily accessible across the bridge from the hotel with parking outside. Visit the old bridge afterwards down by the river below the church.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The road down to the Monastery and the museum is a bit of a white-knuckle ride, but when you get there is well worth it. The monastery church is in fact three churches built side-by-side at different times, they were opened up to make one church at a later date. So the frescos in each “church” are in a different... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

One of my most beautiful experiences, If you visit the village is must to visit John the Illuminator is recommend to see and talk to you about the history of the church and go for tour in the museum.


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