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if you are into religion this place is like...heaven. very peaceful, if you want to leave the modern world for a while this is the place. the monks are very hospitable and inside the church is very old and inspiring

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rachl0u90
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The monastery was built in the 12th century, but it was rebuilt twice since then. The icon of the Virgin of Machaira is miraculous and is well known all over Cyprus for its many miracles. Although the church was burnt twice, the icon remained untouched....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A trip into religion and national history of Cyprus. Great trip for believers but also for nature lovers.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank StefosK
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

I visited the monastery many times. Its a very spiritual place with a lot of energy surrounding you. It always giving me the peace i need. The monks are very helpful and men may sleep there.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 735konstantinosm
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

It's quite a drive, specially when you're in the clouds but the destination makes it all worthwhile. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Sebastian_Forbes
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Holly place. You should not wear shorts or short skirts, although there are long cloths provided by the Monastery. You can see the architecture of the place. Check the period were the original icon of the Wholly mother (said to be painted by Apostolos Loucas)...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Flower261113
Reviewed 6 November 2018

join the religion with the history. A place to keep calm and breath fresh air. Warm hospitality. Be there during the mess it is exhausted.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank GHGeorgiou
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Yet another return visit. Cannot explain the pull this place has. Also Makarios Tomb with the stunning views just a 5 minute drive from the Monastery is a must.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank deanna s
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Although the current buildings are only a bit more than 100 years old, the art and the architecture is building and the setting stunning. By sure to wear modest clothing--shorts or skirts that go below the knee and no V-neck T shirts (or be prepared...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank NetAmb
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Machairas Monastery is a place that not only tourists but also the locals should visit. It exhibits all the characteristics of an Orthodox Monastery, is well organised, tranquille and peaceful, surrounded by a forest -like atmosphere. It also exhibits a historical moment of the Cyprus...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Marilena E
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