Panagia tou Machairas, Nicosia

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Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Machairas Monastery (Greek: Μαχαιράς [locally [maʃeˈɾas]]) is a historic monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary located about 40 km from the capital of Cyprus, Nicosia. It lies at an altitude of about 900 m and was founded at the end of the 12th century close to the current village of Lazanias.

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  • I went to early by myself but I had a great opportunity to see the sunrise by the hills. The drive through the forest was nice. You can get some nice pictures and over The Valley.The monastery looks.....  more »
  • This monastery is an integral part of Cyprus's modern history and located in an idyllic location overlooking the valley. I set it as my half-way point while cycling the gorgeous and quiet hilly roads....  more »
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