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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ivan shergold (2 months ago)
The whole area is beautiful. Outside the monastery has fabulous grounds that are well looked after. The inside has amazing decorations on the walls and ceilings. It is no wonder why the original inhabitants chose to build here and make it a site of worship.
Sylwia Magdziarz (2 months ago)
Pretty located place! You could get there by car, although the route is typically mountain one - tiny and wavy. Monastery by itself is known because of it's mosaics/ wall paintings.
Seb Hunter (6 months 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 (6 months 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 (6 months 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.
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