Kykkos Monastery - Panagia tou Kykkou

Kykkos Monastery - Panagia tou Kykkou

Kykkos Monastery - Panagia tou Kykkou
4.5
5:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
5:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
5:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
5:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
5:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
founded in the 12th century, the monastery is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and contains many precious icons and relics.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Fearless44080706498
14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Decided to drive into the mountains and explore the more isolated roads. Saw signs for this monastery and went to it. Extremely peaceful place and very good for self reflection. I'm not a religious person but I appreciated the effort that must of gone into creating the original. There are a few little shops and restaurants which were welcomed as I needed refreshments before heading back down the mountain towards the coast.

Word of warning! The roads have alot of falling debris from the cliffs so confident drivers needed as it requires a decent amount of concentration and forward planning to negotiate them safely. Also the armco barriers are right on the edges of very steep high drops. Extremely rewarding driving tho.
Written 25 February 2020
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Marcin 7-17
Gdynia, Poland6,903 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
The Kykkos Monastery is the most important place to visit in Cyprus ... The views and history are breathtaking and breathtaking. Three parking lots on site, you only pay a little to enter the museum. Possibility to buy souvenirs or food. The number and age of monuments in the museum and the number of The relics of the Saints in the Monastery have a really strong impact on consciousness. A great place and a great history.
Written 19 November 2021
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Jon-TaylorC
London, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
What an amazing place! Very well worth the 2 hour drive from Larnaka. The chapel will take your breath away! It is also mind blowing to see all the very ornate mosaics all the way up to the top of the hill! Once you have seen the monastery and museum, it is definitely worth getting back in your car and driving the 1.5k up the rest of the hill to the peak - what amazing views! You will have to walk the last bit, but it is well worth it! We went with teen kids and ALL thoroughly enjoyed it. Enjoy!
Written 26 July 2021
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Andrea Konstantinidi
Limassol City, Cyprus30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Solo
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 of joy and an appreciation of God's blessings.

I loved how impressive the views are from up there and how stunning & colorful the memorials are.

At the end of the trip it started raining which made the hole experience even more filled.
Written 4 September 2022
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Formerly
Cirencester, UK247 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Utterly beautiful, Kykkos monastery was the highlight of our tour of ancient Cyprus churches and mountain monasteries.

While there be sure to set aside time for their world-class museum. Not normally a 'museum person' I spent well over an hour absorbed in the magnificence of the treasures gathered there. Hats off to Kykkos for the glorious way in which everything is presented and explained.

While at the monastery, allow time also to visit the "Throni" high above Kykkos itself. Well worth the effort; you're in for a delight.
Written 27 November 2021
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KingBillie
Suffolk, UK148 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We returned to Kykko primarily Ty get digital pictures to replace the old faded ones from 30 years ago.

I was surprised to be met with ,:No photo' signs everywhere you wanted to take a picture.

This was not the welcoming place I remembered. As for the museum it is now so poorly lit it is a struggle to see the beauty in the collection - just so disappointed.

Yes the artwork and mosaic pictures are lovely to see but sadly without the photographs to evidence it, it is difficult to share its beauty.

Icing on the cake,,,,? The road to the tomb of Makarios is closed Jan/Feb so we missed the best view of the island.
Long drive for nothing
Written 18 February 2020
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Sweeton C
Canada102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Well worth the drive up into the Trodos mountains. We took the route through the National Forest and the scenery was stunning. The Monastery itself is full of beautiful paintings and mosaics. The Museum has some ancient (Bronze Age) artifacts in remarkably good condition as well as Illuminated Manuscripts, painted Icons and opulent religious tools and vestments. The church has some rather creepy boxed relics but beautiful decorations.
Written 8 January 2023
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Culture57266649267
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
Took the hire car for a spin up the mountains from check out the monastery which was lovely, the museum had looks to look at from different periods in time, from mostly local monasteries but also some from Greece and Russian. Lovely buildings and courtyards with some tourist stalls nearby. Nice drive back through the mountains and vineyards.
Written 18 July 2024
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Andreea Oana
Nicosia, Cyprus160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
We’ve started from Nicosia so maybe in maximum 1 and 1/2 hours we arrived there. This place is magical. The museum is closed for the moment. Inside of the church, is one room with saints bones kept from thousands years.
Written 23 August 2020
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Isabel L
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
First of all, the roads up to the monastery are absolutely fine. Any capable driver would find the route easy. So do not let reviews stating “dangerous” roads make you hesitate a trip here.
Clothing wise- reviews say wear long trousers for gents. This was not followed by many men going into the monastery and were not stopped at the entrance, so please do not again let reviews tell you otherwise.
For ladies, reviews state covering shoulders and knees, however again we found this was not followed by all. I would just make sure your attire is reasonable (aka not wearing short shorts). If at all hesitate, I would suggest wearing something you would be happy to wear in front of your parents etc.
Monastery is a lovely experience and definitely worth going to visit for a few hours. Without doubt, the extra trip up to Throni is worth it for its amazing views and history.
Written 9 August 2021
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