Museum of Kykkos Monastery

Museum of Kykkos Monastery in Cyprus

Museum of Kykkos Monastery

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NICOSIA WEATHER

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The Monastery of Kykkos is dedicated to Panagia (the Virgin Mary) and contains one of the three icons attributed to Agios Loukas the Apostle and Evangelist. The monastery is the richest and most lavishly adorned Monasteries in Cyprus and tourists visit it by the bus load. It is located in the Marathasa region on a mountain peak at an altitude of 4,320 feet. The icon itself is covered in silver gilt and lies in a shrine made of mother-of-pearl and tortoise shell that stands in front of the iconostasis (the line of icons in a long decorated wall of wood separating the sanctuary from the rest of the church). The Monastery was founded between 11th-12th century A.D. during the reign of the Emperor Alexios Komnenos I (1081-1118 A.D.). The museum forms a fundamental part of the Holy Stavropegic Monastery of Kykkos, which is situated in the mountainous region of Kykkos – a densely forested area. It was founded towards the end of the 11th century by the byzantine emperor Alexios Komnenos I. The Holy icon of the Virgin Mary that was hand-painted by the Apostle Luke himself is kept in the nave of the Monastery. The Museum exhibits contain priceless ecclesiastical artifacts such as century-old icons, woodcarvings, manuscripts, vestments, and embroideries which typify the history of the monastery and Cyprus churches in general.


Museum of Kykkos Monastery

Museum of Kykkos Monastery

Hours & admission

  • Opening Hours Summer

    10:00 am till 6:00 pm
  • Opening Hours Winter:

    10:00 am till 5:00 pm
  • Entrance Fee

    €5
  • Contact

    Tel: +357 22942726
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Troodos has unique and culturally significant Ecclesiastical, Folk Art, and Wine (old wine Press) Museums which is an ongoing record of bygone eras. Tucked away in the Troodos pine forests, are Cyprus’ famous painted churches with their vibrant frescoes on the walls and ceilings, and fabulous examples of Byzantine art. Ten of these are on the UNESCOWorld Heritage List. Kykkos Monastery, the largest and perhaps most well-known monastery on the island, has a breath-taking Byzantine museum and the main church houses a golden icon of the Virgin Mary, which, as tradition has it, was painted by the Apostle Saint Luke. Do not miss the Troodos Geopark Visitor Centre in Amiantos and the Troodos National Forest Park Visitor Centre in Troodos Square.


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