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. Find out how to plan Pedoulas trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • Beautiful place to visit if you’re in Cyprus and want a bit of culture. I would say you can spend about an hour there, but not much more. Be careful on the roads getting to and from there. For one... 
    Beautiful place to visit if you’re in Cyprus and want a bit of culture. I would say you can spend about an hour there, but not much more. Be careful on the roads getting to and from there. For one...  more »
  • Kykkos is one of the islands most celebrated monasteries open to visitors. Set in the Troodos Mountains it’s only accessible by road, along a very winding and twisty road. From the base it will take.....  more
    Kykkos is one of the islands most celebrated monasteries open to visitors. Set in the Troodos Mountains it’s only accessible by road, along a very winding and twisty road. From the base it will take.....  more »
  • Incredible, a must see. I have never seen such beauty. The most unbelievable mosaics and wall paintings. Cyprus is not complete without a visit to Kykkos 
    Incredible, a must see. I have never seen such beauty. The most unbelievable mosaics and wall paintings. Cyprus is not complete without a visit to Kykkos  more »
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  • Well worth a visit! Fabulous museum and stunning chapel. Just a note of caution allow plenty of time to get there as the roads are narrow with a LOT of bends,also watch out for rock falls into the road
  • It is a beautiful place. The walls are covered with bible stories painting. Though, be conscious that you may have seen this kind of decorations in different churches or monasteries elsewhere In the museum you would find ancient pottery and various antique religious artifacts and painting. .
  • Beautiful. Museum well worth a look and only 5e. But you can look around the monastery for free. The souvenir stand outside very expensive but down the road and turn right and drinks in the cafe are cheap . Tour guide from hotel over 40e each. Hire a car if you can.
  • Very beautiful place. Good nature. Beautiful view from the Mountain roads. Will go here again, just for driving the roads and see the views.
  • I loved the monastery and it’s museum. A lot of icons and religious relics from different centuries. I had about 30 minutes and this was really not enough. I’d love to spend 2 hours there

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