Kykkos Monastery

Kykkos Monastery

The most famous monastery in Cyprus!

The monastery of Kykkos is 20km away, west of Pedoulas and it is clearly one of the most famous monasteries of Cyprus. The monastery is known as the Kykkos or the Mother of the Kykkos.

The Kykkos Monastery is located at an altitude of 1300 meters on the northwest side of Mount Troodos. The monastery is on the hill of the mountain therefore, you may need hiking equipment if you want to get there on foot. In the monastery you can find a museum of pre-Christian manuscripts of great value.

You can visit the monastery all year round, however, we recommend doing so on August 15th and September 8th to enjoy the annual religious fairs. The island's most famous Orthodox monastery was founded in the 11th century by the Byzantine Emperor Alexios I. Unfortunately over the centuries, a series of fires destroyed the original monastery. But the building has an imposing and well preserved structure dating back to 1831.

We recommend that you visit the monastery early in the morning, as the later it gets the more busy it becomes. Try to wear something that covers your body. If you do not want to wear conservative clothing, they will give you covers there.