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Kykkos Monastery (Panagia tou Kykkou): Tours & Tickets

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founded in the 12th century, the monastery is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and contains many precious icons and relics.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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20km (12 miles) W of Pedoulas village, Pedoulas, Cyprus
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Kykko monastery is one of the major in Cyprus. The Holy Monastery of the Virgin of Kykkos was founded around the end of the 11th century by the Byzantine emperor Alexios I Komnenos (1081–1118). The monastery lies at an altitude of 1318 meters on the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Long drive from Aphrodite Hills but worth it Monastery is free to enter ( be suitably dressed) which also is access to church but museum is 5 euro which I thought was worth it. Windy road with great views surface fine we had no punctures!...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Anixeos65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular scenery on the road from Polis to the monastery. Take the Cedar Valley route and you can take a walk in the forest. The roads are fine and traffic very light. The Monastary is a modern version but the Main Church is a spectacular...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Phil T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What was once one of the most religious places in Cyprus that has turned into a tourist attraction and on the way lost its great spiritual value. Still a great visit for tourists but unfortunately not for people like me who ha$ the chance to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the monastery as a part of a tour. We also visited many other sites. You can visit the church/ sanctuary, see relics and tour the museum. The church itself was compact but packed full of icons, relics, and items made from precious metals...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank btravelhappy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this monestery which lies high up in the Troodos mountains, it's a bit of a trip to get up there, but well worth it and you get to see some amazing views. This is one of the richest in Cyprus so you do...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank iaink2001
Reviewed 6 September 2019 via mobile

It may not be the most atmospheric but it's the grandest and richest of Cyprus' Orthodox monasteries. In addition, there's a museum displaying various Church paraphernalia. If your are travelling in Troodos mountains it's must see. If you are not interested in Orthodoxy (and montains)...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KremlinGremlin
Reviewed 29 August 2019

Without the time needed to travel to this Monastery it is a must see, with the journey included it is still a must see. Exquisite and well kept, unlike many of Cyprus' ancient buildings this place is well looked after.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Terence-tappin189
Reviewed 29 August 2019

It’s a long drive but worth a visit the monastery is stunning and the church service was great, the roads are good.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank LucyI1958
Reviewed 18 August 2019 via mobile

It's a fair old drive up into the hills but man is it worth it! Its very well priced too only 5€ each to include a museum tour. It's well maintained very informative and beautiful. I'd give this 5 stars if it was more obvious...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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489jennyferb
9 August 2019|
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Response from david-dohnson | Reviewed this property |
As Peter suggests. However, despite its foundation being very ancient almost none of the building is older than the 18th or 19th Century (though built in the traditional style) since it was burnt down several times. It is a... More
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5 October 2018|
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Response from tonyv696 | Reviewed this property |
Didn't see any lifts I'm afraid but I'm sure they would help where possible I believe there may be a back entrance to the lower levels but not 100% sure sorry.
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Nevali86
3 October 2018|
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Yes you can wear shorts to cover knees
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