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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  • Really glad we made the journey up to see this monastery, quite beholding to see all the paintings and buildings. We were lucky it was October and off peak, so not to busy. Remember to drive up above ...  more »
  • What is true of the Troodos Mountains in Cyprus are available mostly by car, but I believe that it is worth to go there and this monastery is one of the places the mandatory visit. Does giant impression, it is really beautiful, charming hotel and 100% worth visiting. Quietly, in front of the entrance you can rent a robe, if Our dress is not appropriate. If you are in Cyprus and you want a bit of exploring, this place clearly!
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  • Two points attract my interest in this newly polished touristic complex. First is the main church with its original old icon, to my regret very few and partly covered. Second is the museum (5 Euro for...  more »
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  • Beautiful holly place !Look at the pictures and judge for yourself, when going to a monastery you are not a tourist, you are the son of God that somehow called you to go there or is calling now, you that you're reading this or thinking already going there. It is worth all the way down there. The longer the road to reach our Lord the shorter he will heard your pray.
  • I was expecting an ancient warren of fascinating alcoves full of treasures, and found a modern building with some labor intensive but underwhelming mosaics. My fault for not researching, and I enjoyed the drive there, but not recommended by me.
  • !!!DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME FOR THIS!!! Maybe old people wrote nice things but this place is absolutely NOT WORTH IT! I always got surprised how old people can write so many stupid things about a piece of nothing..."Stunning... beautiful.... feel the power of the holy spirit...." c'mon! It's a nonsense! to get here u have to drive 2 hour In roads that continually turning between 30 and 60 degrees. U can go maximum 20 30 km / hour. And of course back way is another 1.5 hour. What this monastery give u is more then forgettable. And it's closing at 18.00. So u lose one day of having fun. MY ADVISE FOR EVERYONE:DON'T GO HERE! I believe oldies happy with smartphone and English and Google review but to hype this place Is more than STUPID!
  • The monastery is not very old, it was rebuilt after some historical disaster. But anyhow, it is beautiful and I respect these monasterists for their great jobs in Cyprus. Look around and you will see how they care about nature, about environment, about people and whole country. If you have chance to visit local shop, buy herbs tea - it is amazing.
  • One of the most famous monasteries and destination in Cyprus, for good reason. It is a beautiful, well maintained and clean Monastery. Totally worth a visit, better with guide, since there is not much information around to read about. There is a souvenir shop and a small museum.
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