Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, Pedoulas

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High in the Troodos Mountains, see the lavish Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, known for its priceless relics and icons of the Orthodox world. Founded in the 11th century, the complex burned down a number of times and has lost most of its books and treasures. Only one icon of the Virgin Mary--which has been connected to frequent miraculous occurrences--has survived, and it's kept hidden in the monastery and put out on very rare occasions during prayers. Take the time to visit the monastery's vivid interiors, lined with brightly colored murals, and tour the museum that holds collections of pre-Christian, early Christian, and Byzantine antiques, ornaments, manuscripts, and frescoes as well as 15,000 books. Find out how to plan Pedoulas trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • That day we left at 10: 00 in Pafos. We made a brief stop in casts to see the waterfalls of Millomeris. Then we went through the Troodos to see Mount Olympus and finally a visit to the monastery of Ayios Ioannis Lambadhistis (very interesting atypical monastery for Cyprus) before arriving at the monastery of Kykkos. In this way worth up to Kykkos which is in beautiful condition... But only for this monastery, I wouldn't do the detour.
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  • Too many beautiful churches in Cyprus. Do not bother with this money making Church....such a stain to the reputation of the religion.  more »
  • just go there and you wil see some of most interesting place of Ciprus if you want to understand more on ciprus history.  more »
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  • Gorgeous place. Nice and huge mosaics and wall paints. Please note, ladies has to cover their shoulder. If you don't have anything with you it's no problem, both entrances has hangers with light (some kind of purple) coats what you can take and use while you are at the monastery.
  • Incredible! Absolutely worth a visit
  • Perfectly renovated quite bombastic monastery in the mountains. Welcoming, well preserved
  • Amazing location with great views and nice architecture.
  • Really interesting and beautiful buildings! A must-visit in Cyprus
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