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Monument to The First President of Cyprus Archbishop Makarios III

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Truly beautiful

Stunning view of the mountains. At nightfall the lights are quite a sight to watch. An amazing view... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2018
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A lovely monument in the Throni mountains.

The drive alone is worthwhile. Beautiful mountains and beautiful scenery. The bronze statue is... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
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Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

Stunning view of the mountains. At nightfall the lights are quite a sight to watch. An amazing view truly.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank carlos92something
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

The drive alone is worthwhile. Beautiful mountains and beautiful scenery. The bronze statue is tall, about 10m and stands at the front entrance to the monument. The tomb has a sentry stationed there during opening hours and if you are lucky enough you might see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stephnea2013
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Archbishop Makarios was the political leader of the fight for Cypriot independence during the 1950’s and subsequently became the first president of modern Cyprus.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael S
Reviewed 7 October 2018

The best here is the view. The church is on the top and is surrounded by new fancy paths with modern mosaic icons. All the complex is created in 2009-2015. Clean and sparkling. The tomb and the complex are an important place for Cypriots, but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

The sheer spectacle of this monument, including its elevated location makes this a worthwhile visit, particularly if you're interested in the recent history of Cyprus. Makarios, whether you love him or hate him, is intertwined with the 'liberation' of Cyprus and this monument reflects the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Julian P
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

After years of searching for it my father and his partner did not believe it existed, thanks to Waze we managed to find the place. What a beautifully kept historic landmark. I can tell you that it is absolutely worth the visit to the top...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank HolyDiver1990
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Since we were in and on Archbishop Palace, Byzantine and other museum there went by statue. Ok, but only noted we went past, sorta like the farmer statue.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pepperjackm
Reviewed 5 June 2018

The huge bronze statue is very like thArchbishop if you remember him, take the path to the left and you will come to the entrance to a church. Keep going another few metres and you will find his tomb guarded by 2 soldiers,not for security...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank garp_kaz
Reviewed 22 May 2018

well worth the visit .incredible views. a must do day out if travelling to Cyprus. Marvellous architecture and the statue is stunning

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Cat C
Reviewed 24 December 2017

The monument was move from it's original place to Archbishop Makarios III resting place up in the Troodos mountain near Kykkos Monastery, about 80 kilometers from Nicosia. Nice day trip to spent your day, with great view from the mountains and also the monastery it...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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11 February 2015|
Response from Blackgate1 | Reviewed this property |
If I recall, yes. (it was a while ago since I went :P ) It's 30 meters high and quite imposing.