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Kykkos Monastery (Panagia tou Kykkou)

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Address: 20km (12 miles) W of Pedoulas village, Pedoulas, Cyprus
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+357 22 942736
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founded in the 12th century, the monastery is dedicated to the Virgin Mary...

founded in the 12th century, the monastery is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and contains many precious icons and relics.

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Monastery is beautiful and location is on the TOP of the mountain. It is Long drive but is beautiful. The museum is beautiful but has extra charge of 5 euro. You spend a few hours... read more

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Monastery is beautiful and location is on the TOP of the mountain. It is Long drive but is beautiful. The museum is beautiful but has extra charge of 5 euro. You spend a few hours there.

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An evidently rich and important monastery with an ornate church. Well worth visiting, but a bit commercial and lacking in atmosphere compared with some others. The museum is huge. Has cats who get a great deal of attention from visitors!

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went here as part of an organised day trip. Well worth a visit but would advise using some background information about the exhibits and allow plenty of time to take it all in. Covering head/arms and legs is requsted - although a limited number of blue coverings are available on site. Very busy with visitors, but... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to visit. The monastery and church are beautiful and full of interesting history and magic. There is a square next to the monastery where you can buy local delicacies (like sweets, nuts, etc). It is a must to visit when in Cyprus.

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Lincoln, England.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited this wonderful location many times, however, on this occasion it was marred by organised parties having preferential treatment and totally ignoring the singles and couples who were also wanting to experience the atmosphere. Certainly it is the noisiest I have ever heard in the church itself. It is a long trek and you will not know in... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are first on/last off the bus, as we were, it is a ten hour day, of which seven hours are travelling. The mountain roads are very narrow and very winding, and the scenery doesn't change, so it is very boring. The two monasteries we visited were pretty enough but really they are just anchors for the tourist tat... More 

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Agios Theodoros, Cyprus
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Holy Monastery of the Virgin of Kykkos was founded around the end of the 11th century by the Byzantine . The monastery lies at an altitude of 1318 meters on the north west face of Troödos Mountains. There are no remains of the original monastery as it was burned down many times. the inside walls covered with beautiful mosaic... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is tucked up in the Troodos mountains and the roads are very windy so the drive can be a bit tiring but it is totally worth it to see the mosaics in this monastery. Best to go early to avoid the bus loads of tourists.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A long journey to get there but worth it. The museum is really good, the monastery itself with it's frescoes is good to walk around. The church is stunning inside pictures don't do it justice, and then there is the relinquenries room. The views of the mountains and valleys around are great as well.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful peaceful place this monastery is, well worth a visit. Although you're not able to take photos inside the church, there are plenty of phot opportunities outside. It was a long drive to get here, but glad we went!

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