Ioannis Lampadistis (John Lampadistis Monastery), Kalopanagiotis

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Ioannis Lampadistis (John Lampadistis Monastery) is located in Kalopanagiotis. Use our Kalopanagiotis trip generator to visit Ioannis Lampadistis (John Lampadistis Monastery) on your trip to Kalopanagiotis, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • A must-do if staying in Kalopanayiotis. Easily accessible across the bridge from the hotel with parking outside. Visit the old bridge afterwards down by the river below the church. 
  • Monastery of Saint John the Lampadistisa was built in the 11st century and is located in the locality of Kalopanoëtis, that high in the mountains of central part of Cyprus and a 30-minute drive from the famous monastery of Kykkos. The place itself is very beautiful, small river flows nearby and is an ancient bridge built in the Byzantine era Cyprus. In monastre a small staff, for those in the summer, there are clothes to visit. The whole complex is well preserved, you can purchase lighted icons of various saints on pillars frescoes with 13 centuries. The place is very popular with Turkish Cypriots from different places of the island. Also here different services. Of particular interest is the small Museum of local icons at the monastery that were written many centuries ago, as well as interesting local guide tells about the origin of these icons. All very interesting and useful in order to know what happened in this quiet corner of the mountain of Cyprus. Reach the monastery isn't easy, no buses, only on motor vehicles on mountain serpentine.
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  • The road down to the Monastery and the museum is a bit of a white-knuckle ride, but when you get there is well worth it. The monastery church is in fact three churches built side-by-side at different ...  read more »
  • Good place to visit for some culture and Byzantine history!
  • Excellent tour in the Museum next to the monastery.
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