Kykkos Monastery (Panagia tou Kykkou), Pedoulas

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High in the Troodos Mountains, see the lavish Kykkos Monastery (Panagia tou Kykkou), known for its priceless relics and icons of the Orthodox world. Founded in the 11th century, the complex burned down a number of times and has lost most of its books and treasures. Only one icon of the Virgin Mary--which has been connected to frequent miraculous occurrences--has survived, and it's kept hidden in the monastery and put out on very rare occasions during prayers. Take the time to visit the monastery's vivid interiors, lined with brightly colored murals, and tour the museum that holds collections of pre-Christian, early Christian, and Byzantine antiques, ornaments, manuscripts, and frescoes as well as 15,000 books. Make Kykkos Monastery (Panagia tou Kykkou) a part of your Pedoulas vacation plans using our Pedoulas itinerary builder.
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  • Quite a different atmosphere. Very quite, peaceful and serene. The drive to there itself is quite scenic. Couldn't see any public transport so unsure about that. Probably best if you can hire a car.  more »
  • Stunning Museum and monastery. Valuable icons and Church accessories from the last few centuries. Entry is worthwhile in the Museum and monastery. But the most spectacular is the drive from the South via the Olympus. The way worth disappear into the mountains for a day.
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  • The monastery was part of out Troodos mountain tour. It's a beautiful building with fabulous treasures and paintings. If your passing its well worth a trip .  more »
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  • Perfectly renovated quite bombastic monastery in the mountains. Welcoming, well preserved
  • Amazing location with great views and nice architecture.
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  • Stunning building, stunning views. A must visit to see the art and decoration.
  • Lovely building