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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  • An incredible energy in its place. Visited the monastery with a personal guide. So went there when there was a large flow of tourists. The icon stood there for 5 minutes. Made a personal prayer. I have health problems so went there for a specific purpose. I had difficulty walking because of constant pain. Near tears, requested health icons. Not to hurt. The priest also prayed for good health. The next morning I did not thought about the pain. This is fabulous. The main thing is to believe and pray!
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  • Visit to the monastery, we have included a tour of the Pathos-Troodosu. Very beautiful and scenic drive in the mountains, you can see how changing and reviving vegetation with lifting height. Remarkable species. Child in our minibus airsick, so in advance can give a pill from motion sickness, not to spoil Chad road. Adults moved good, scary moments was not affected by the experience of our drivers. Inhabitants of the monastery is not seen, but their works are visible-all pure and sleek. The monastery burned down several times, so the last frescoes were made at the end of the last century. Very nice atmosphere and interesting mosaics on the walls. At the entrance you can wear a purple cloak/robe, looks like everything is horrible (in my opinion), but what to do if you came to the monastery in improper form. By the way, if religion allows (or lack thereof), in the monasteries of women take off their hats, but you can leave the handkerchief. Candles in the kikkoskom monastery leave no burn their Sears and stew, and home to pick up the candle for survival. These candles are purchased in shops, where just sold the sacred icons and souvenirs. Remember the huge collection of relics! This is done with an amazing thrill, every part of the relics is placed in a separate container and adorned with gold, castings and something else! This surprised me, honestly. The famous icon itself closed cloth and silver salary, on the right is a copy that is visible to everyone. On the right is the open icon, which is said to be streamed myrrh for at the end of the 90 's, traces visible until now. In the cell under the stairs 28 Macarius lived during 5-6 years.
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  • We had two younger children in tow so we made the long drive to Kykkos but we kept the actual visit short. This monastery is beautiful. My kids loved exploring the small hallways and looking at the ma...  more »
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  • Gorgeous place. Nice and huge mosaics and wall paints. Please note, ladies has to cover their shoulder. If you don't have anything with you it's no problem, both entrances has hangers with light (some kind of purple) coats what you can take and use while you are at the monastery.
  • Perfectly renovated quite bombastic monastery in the mountains. Welcoming, well preserved
  • Very spiritual place in the middle of amazing nature
  • Amazing location with great views and nice architecture.
  • Really interesting and beautiful buildings! A must-visit in Cyprus

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