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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  • It is a quiet place, where you want to think about life, to gain peace of mind, remember and pray for their loved ones, to venerate the relics of the Saints and the icon of the Virgin Mary by sümela itself during the life of Mary. In shops located nearby, you can purchase various sanctified icons, crosses, oils, etc.
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  • Having achieved peace with quiet monastery with a beautiful façade and ancient history. You can buy icons and church utensils memorable magnets.
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  • Large, old and impressive monastery high up in the Troodos mountains. Richly decorated inner courtyards and an large and even more richly decorated church with a very large collection of relics. The m...  more »
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  • Great place to visit, interesting to learn what has happened in the past here all the way up to the present day too
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  • An amazing place.
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