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Kykkos Monastery (Panagia tou Kykkou)

20km (12 miles) W of Pedoulas village, Pedoulas, Cyprus
+357 22 942736
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founded in the 12th century, the monastery is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and contains many precious icons and relics.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“long drive” (20 reviews)
“virgin mary” (22 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
20km (12 miles) W of Pedoulas village, Pedoulas, Cyprus
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+357 22 942736
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"troodos mountains"
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"long drive"
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"virgin mary"
in 22 reviews
"archbishop makarios"
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"hired a car"
in 7 reviews
"small charge"
in 6 reviews
"wall paintings"
in 17 reviews
"worth a trip"
in 7 reviews
"holy place"
in 6 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 4 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 6 reviews
"entry fee"
in 6 reviews
"greek orthodox church"
in 4 reviews
"interesting place"
in 4 reviews
"shops selling"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 6 reviews
"self service"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful spot in the mountains with wonderful paintings.The drive to Kykkos was stunning. Fantastic views over the mountains.

Thank 192Rob
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a Greek Orthodox, yet I visited Kykkos Monastery for the first time on Easter Sunday. I had tears in my eyes when I knelt down to worship Jesus Christ and Virgin Mary. I loved it!

Thank Anastasia M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I seriously wonder what Jesus would think of the ostentatious display of gold and wealth. Not a spiritual place in any way.

Thank Blythe2004
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Reviewed 1 week ago

No doubt - one of the must see monasteries in Cyprus . Large public parking . try not to come on a Sunday when there are crowds of tourists and locals . Part of the dwelling quarters is under renovations . After your visit -...More

Thank saul g
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited the monastery several times with friends over in Cyprus for holidays. It's a tranquil place to visit even when busy with tourists, all of whom are respectful of the religious significance of the venue. The murals and frescoes are truly beautiful. The...More

Thank KANDDEngland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe it's just me, but I found the richness of this place really off putting. The sight of all the gold in the interior was spectacular, but it left me with a bad taste in my mouth and an urge to get out as quickly...More

Thank worthyone2
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went as part of an excursion to the Troodos mountains. Entry is free so no complaints there, but pretty much the same as all the other beautiful churches. As stated in the title if passing through then by all means pop in and view...More

Thank jeffm1234
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a long drive but so worth it. I am not really into churches and monasteries but we needed a break whilst in the troodos mountains and came on this place. You can walk around free but pay to go in the museum, which...More

Thank Shaza0009
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Too many beautiful churches in Cyprus. Do not bother with this money making Church....such a stain to the reputation of the religion.

Thank gweeboonhiah
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

just go there and you wil see some of most interesting place of Ciprus if you want to understand more on ciprus history.

Thank alimentar2003
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zoeties
4 February 2018|
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Response from Christodoulos P | Reviewed this property |
So many questions! Anyhow there's a phone number you can find and call them. I know it was free for a night not sure if they still offer that. The monk that's answering the phone speaks English you can ask him what you need... More
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luan36
3 April 2016|
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Response from FiftyFifty5050 | Reviewed this property |
As long as you stick to the main roads, you should be fine. Roads are always wide enough for two cars to pass and there are low walls or crash barriers at the sides. I am one of those people who, much to my husband's... More
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luan36
3 April 2016|
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Response from gillian4343 | Reviewed this property |
The trip that we took was in a jeep. The roads are uneven in parts and the mountain roads are as you would expect. However I did not feel unsafe at any time , we have been on far worse. There are coach trips which go by a... More
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