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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  • A must visit place but must have a car or get there in a tourists tour by bus. The road to get there is beautiful but dangerous as well,lots of zig-zags,crossing the forest up the hill.Signs are ok...  more »
  • The drive there is very hard in the mountains and the roads are filled with boulders. The monastery is beautiful the views are stunning and if your not Christian skip the museum. The place is well...  more »
  • 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.
  • Perfectly renovated quite bombastic monastery in the mountains. Welcoming, well preserved
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