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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TripAdvisor
  • Really like it. Beautiful icons, there is a museum with relics. Fresh air and mountain views. Inside caught an interesting old man. Some monks speak Russian. Was surprised.
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  • Well signposted and on occasions we found the signposts pointed in opposite directions for the same distance, this is due to the windy roads so if you get travel sick be warned. Perched high in the mo...  more »
  • This place is a feast for your eyes. The frescos are simply stunning and well worth the short walk up to the shrine and little church at the top. The monastery itself is lovely with interesting and or...  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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