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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  • Utterly beautiful, Kykkos monastery was the highlight of our tour of ancient Cyprus churches and mountain monasteries. While there be sure to set aside time for their world-class museum. Not... 
    Utterly beautiful, Kykkos monastery was the highlight of our tour of ancient Cyprus churches and mountain monasteries. While there be sure to set aside time for their world-class museum. Not...  more »
  • The Kykkos Monastery is the most important place to visit in Cyprus ... The views and history are breathtaking and breathtaking. Three parking lots on site, you only pay a little to enter the museum.....  more
    The Kykkos Monastery is the most important place to visit in Cyprus ... The views and history are breathtaking and breathtaking. Three parking lots on site, you only pay a little to enter the museum.....  more »
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  • A magic place, reached by good but winding roads, a must visit for tourists. The murals on walls outside are wonderful but are as nothing to the many splendours inside the church. Gold is the dominant colour, from gold leaf covering every surface, reflecting light from huge chandeliers. Reliqueries holding revered saints' body parts are kept in a side chamber. Truly fascinating.
  • I really like this place on the island: the beauty and grandeur of the frescoes, the buildings of the monastery themselves, a quiet courtyard with a well, a museum. Especially early in the morning I like to go there, when there are still no tourists, silence, grace and there are always fresh prosphora in the church, no fuss, monks at breakfast, birds sing ... Amazing place and one of the most beloved in Cyprus. the photos were taken with an iPhone and, of course, do not convey the brilliance and splendor that is there, in the monastery passages and courtyards.

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