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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  • Spectacular monastery steeped in history and legend with mysterious icon reputedly created by St Luke vis Constantinople 
    Spectacular monastery steeped in history and legend with mysterious icon reputedly created by St Luke vis Constantinople  more »
  • Recently, I visited Kykkos Monastery solo. When you go up to the mountain you will see Throni which is a must see. Designed to create an atmosphere which is special, the building expresses a sense.....  more
    Recently, I visited Kykkos Monastery solo. When you go up to the mountain you will see Throni which is a must see. Designed to create an atmosphere which is special, the building expresses a sense.....  more »
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  • It's huge, it's so powerful and yet so peaceful. Monastery is full of art pieces, each holy icon is made from little colourful mosaic pieces and took my breath away! You can walk pretty much everywhere.
  • First of all - not religious whatsoever. But worth visiting? Definitely. The way the spaces interact, the artwork in both mosaic and paint, absolutely everywhere - is very special. It's quite surreal leaving the tranquility of the monastery to be back on the open winding roads of the mountains.

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