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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“long drive” (19 reviews)
“virgin mary” (20 reviews)
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20km (12 miles) W of Pedoulas village, Pedoulas, Cyprus
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+357 22 942736
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Reviewed yesterday

Firstly, from Paphos to the monastery is a wonderful experience in itself. The most breathtaking scenery we have every seen, as you wind around these stunning mountains. You arrive and it quite simply takes your breath away. You cannot help but notice and feel the...More

Thank Tony01UK
Reviewed 6 days ago

You don't have to be a religious person to visit this historic monastery. It is built in magnificent surroundings on Troodos mountain and the building in itself is impressive. Its church holds some very special byzantine icons and relics. Often the lines of those who...More

Thank Anastasia100100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This the emblem of power for Cyprus Christian Orthodox Church. There's other monasteries for spiritual pilgrimage. Amazing mosaic unimaginable wealth. Do not buy anything from the monastery there's many foundations around the island can make a good use of your money.

Thank Christodoulos P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The highlights of the Monastery are definitely the museum plus the Church and its associated treasury. While the monastery is free there is a small charge for the museum, currently 5 euro. The museum is excellent and well marked in English. There is a small...More

1  Thank Michael H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You wonder why you have spent a long time trying to get here and if you do a tour usually expensive you will feel you wasted your money. The museum has a lot of robes etc some pictures but you are paying extra for something...More

1  Thank greektraveller13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok it takes about 2 hours to get here. It's very commercialised. This is thanks to the Orthodox Church. It's obvious they only want your hard earned money. Does not feel very spiritual. Obviously it now mainly caters to the Russian Visitors. None of the...More

1  Thank Richard C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The road is ok up to the Monastery, located at around 1100m altitude, but really impressive inside with all the old religious items in the museums which looks really modern. The church is very nice and also go up to Mount Throni to visit the...More

1  Thank Valentin C
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This monastery is a 1,5 hour drive from Nicosia, so it would be better if you plan to spend the whole day in the area. Kykkos monastery is one of the most famous in the country but the atmosphere is a little "commercial" due to...More

2  Thank Eli_George_13
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Pin roads, nice views, cooler breeze, lovely weather. Im a Muslim., and I loved the monastery. The monastery is very rich, and colorful. It will take you sometime to explore it. This art needs thorough appreciation.

1  Thank SaraGhazi
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Visited during our holidays, had been before but we took friends this time who had never been. It's beautiful, so peaceful and the temperature in the mountains was lovely and cool. We had to put on robes, but plenty available. The Monastery is very rich,...More

1  Thank stokewolf72
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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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Ann B
19 March 2016|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
Hi. there is a canteen type self service there. Not the best in town.
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