Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, Pedoulas

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High in the Troodos Mountains, see the lavish Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, 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 Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos a part of your Pedoulas vacation plans using our Pedoulas itinerary builder.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Vacationing in Limassol, a visit to the monastery, we have included a tour of the suite Grand Tour, this is the only tour, in which a considerable amount of time given to stay exactly in Kikkskom monastery, all other trips type run-ran. The purpose of our trip was to visit this Christian pearls. Very beautiful and scenic drive in the mountains, you can see how changing vegetation with lifting height. Remarkable species. The road goes along the serpentine. All the bus badly because airsick excursion involved a visit to the winery with the appropriate tasting, nadegustirovavshis, people bljuval on the bus the whole way. My child was not airsick, in advance to give the pill from motion sickness to not mess up the road. Excellent location and the monastery itself. In the monastery there are very many people. Decoration of the monastery is very rich, all in gilt. The main shrine of the monastery is the wonderworking icon of the mother of God Kikkskaja, closed two veils, one of which is the only time in the sign of special appreciation to elevate to worship before the Patriarch Alexy II during his stay in Cyprus, is the icon of the mother of God Kikkskoj in the Centre of the iconostasis, going to the temple, if the people very much, you need to queue up at once to this icon. Also in the Temple in a separate room of the relics of many saints, such meeting shrines elsewhere in the world. Simply fabulous. Were with the child 6 years of age. Recommend to visit the shrine if you in Cyprus!
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  • August 16, 2017
    definitely a site to visit even though they are the least impressive of all other small monasteries and chapels of the surrounding mountains. If you exceed the idea of total reconstruction of buildings and paintings fascinated by the idea of monastic Citadel. shame about the huge influx of tourists and "bus tours". you only see if there were other monasteries in the area. the mountain road to get there is nice as is the Alpine climate
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  • August 14, 2017
    Went from Protaras on the rented car. Stunningly beautiful place and along the way and the monastery itself. Serpentine road, Cedar Grove, Highlands-an incredible trip! The monastery is very many people-it is not surprising. Soothing atmosphere reigns, it is advisable to wear a long skirt and cover Bare shoulders. Inside the church there is a bench where we bought candles and icons. Cheapest icon 12 euros. There are shops and outside the monastery, but we preferred to buy the icons inside the Church. Turn to the icons was great, but very quickly goes. Therefore, you do not feel the tension. Decoration of the monastery as wrote before very rich, all in gilt, but that's not the point. The main icon of the mother of God-the purpose of our trip. She covered canopy, so we just touched, asked about the unseen and make the purchased icons. Were with the child 8 years moved well, said that is not tiring. It is therefore highly recommend to visit the shrine if you in Cyprus! Turned out very beautiful photo on the way to Kykkos, because the area is very picturesque.
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  • June 24, 2017
    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.
  • October 11, 2016
    Perfectly renovated quite bombastic monastery in the mountains. Welcoming, well preserved
  • April 7, 2017
    Very spiritual place in the middle of amazing nature
  • July 29, 2016
    Amazing location with great views and nice architecture.
  • May 29, 2016
    Really interesting and beautiful buildings! A must-visit in Cyprus

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