The Holy, Royal and Stavropegic Monastery of Kykkos is one of the wealthiest and best-known monasteries in Cyprus.It was founded around the end of the 11th century by the Byzantine emperor Alexios I Komnenos (1081 - 1118). The monastery lies at an altitude of 1318 meters on the north west face of Troödos Mountains. There are no remains of the original monastery as it was burned down many times.

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Founded: c. 1090
Category: Religious sites in Cyprus

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Seb Hunter (26 days ago)
First of all - not religious whatsoever. But worth visiting? Definitely. The way the spaces interact, the artwork in both mosaic and paint, absolutely everywhere - is very special. It's quite surreal leaving the tranquility of the monastery to be back on the open winding roads of the mountains.
Hanan Alfa (27 days ago)
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. .
Julija Nikolajenko (34 days ago)
It's huge, it's so powerful and yet so peaceful. Monastery is full of art pieces, each holy icon is made from little colourful mosaic pieces and took my breath away! You can walk pretty much everywhere.
Mike Gould (43 days ago)
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
Javed Zoha (2 months ago)
It's nice for what it is. Place was a bit icy, which is completely understandable. However I thought they would at least prepare for tourists by spreading some salts around to melt the ice and provide grip.
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