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Ioannis Lampadistis (John Lampadistis Monastery)

Valley of Marathasa, Kalopanagiotis 2862, Cyprus
+357 99 218298
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Near impossible looking for these UNESCO churches. Found one out of three. One was closed on... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
gweeboonhiah
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Northampton, United Kingdom
Real sacred place. A Monastery in the mountains.

The monastery has no monks but it is open for the visitors day time. Icons Museum as well. Priests... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2018
Jorgos D
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Athens, Greece
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Valley of Marathasa, Kalopanagiotis 2862, Cyprus
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Near impossible looking for these UNESCO churches. Found one out of three. One was closed on arrival! Frustration and annoyance! BUT on reaching this one, all was worthwhile. Fabulously beautiful painted church and typical Troodos structure on the outside. The warden was very friendly and...More

1  Thank gweeboonhiah
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

The monastery has no monks but it is open for the visitors day time. Icons Museum as well. Priests of near by churches, English speaking do the guide. Summer time there is organized camp for the youth. No parents, no mobile phones are accepted for...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

This UNESCO protected church lies just across the river and is a 'must see' for anyone visiting the village. The frescoes have been recently cleaned and restored.

1  Thank Koukatis
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

The frescos depicting Biblical scenes in the ancient church are magnificent. This is one of 10 churches scattered throughout the mountains, each worth a visit. Be sure to organize the key ahead of time.

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

This monastery is well worth a visit it is beautiful and so vivid. On a hillside setting with a peaceful feeling then you are blown away by the amount of internal decoration.

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

I must say this is a beautiful monastery and well worth the trip to visit. We spent a few hours here and in the nearby village for morning tea. Also try some of the fresh water coming from inside the mountains. The frescos and icons...More

2  Thank Gavin196397
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

A stunning monastery situated in an equally stunning traditional Cypriot village. The church and its icons are of great historical importance. The friendly priest gave us a very informative talk on the history of the monastery.

1  Thank Theodoti
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Nestled amongst the tall pine trees in the beautiful village of Kalopanayiotis you will find the monastery of Saint John Lambadistis, as you step inside a feeling like no other will envelope you,a peaceful and tranquil experience surrounds you,nearby visit the icon museum where the...More

Thank Andrew V
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

This Monadtery was built during the Genovese rule in Cyprus. You will be welcomed by the Greek Orthodox priest. You will notice that the eyes of the saints on the wall frescoes are missing. They were removed during the Turkish rule as they were afraid...More

Thank Vicki I
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

This is a place of Christian worship and is also a very secret place with Unesco protected frescos on the walls. You can visit even if you are agnostic however please remember that monks are still active and so dress modestly.

Thank Christiana19k
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MichaelM1492
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Response from Elke H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Michael, Here is the information you wanted: Operating Hours: Byzantine Church: September - April, daily: 09:00 - 13:00 / 15:00 - 17:00, May - August, daily: 09:00 - 13:00 / 16:00 - 18:00 Byzantine Museum: October... More
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