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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  • If you are driving in the Troodos mountains or thinking of taking an excursion (as I did), this is a lovely monastery to visit. The gold-adorned chapel is something else, while the cloisters are very ...  more »
  • Very beautiful monastery steeped in centuries of history. Talked with Russian-speaking priest, who told us many interesting things from the history of the monastery
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  • This is a very beautiful and peaceful place. It was late in the day and we had had quite a drive through the Troodos Mountains but this was well worth the visit. There are amazing things to see, beaut...  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
  • Very spiritual place in the middle of amazing nature
  • Amazing location with great views and nice architecture.

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