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Kykkos Monastery (Panagia tou Kykkou) Tours

Kykkos Monastery (Panagia tou Kykkou)
Perched at 1,318 meters in the Troodos Mountains, against a backdrop of pine-covered slopes, Kykkos Monastery (Panagia tou Kykkou) is not only Cyprus’ largest and most famous monastery, but one of its most magnificent tourist attractions. The original Byzantine monastery was founded in the late 11th-century, but today most of the structures date back to the 19th century, while an impressive collection of icons, manuscripts and antiquities are housed in the onsite Monastery Museum.

The richly decorated monastery is a feast for the eyes, with its gleaming marble floors, colorful murals and elaborate frescoes, but its most notable asset is a silver-gilded icon of the Virgin Mary, one of three surviving icons painted by the Apostle Luke, enshrined in an ornate tortoiseshell and mother-of-pearl case and never uncovered. Also in the monastery grounds is the tomb of Archbishop Makarios III, the first President of the Republic of Cyprus.

Practical Info

Kykkos Monastery is located in the Troodos Mountains in central Cyprus, around 75 km northeast of Paphos and is open daily from 10am to 4pm in winter or 6pm in summer. Entrance to the monastery is free, while adult admission to the museum is €5.
Address: Troodos, Cyprus
Hours: Open daily from 10am to 4pm in winter or 6pm in summer
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Day Trip to Troodos Mountain and Kykkos Monastery from Paphos

Day Trip to Troodos Mountain and Kykkos Monastery from Paphos

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When your cruise ship docks in Paphos' port, make the most of your day on land by booking this excursion in advance. You can avoid last-minute scrambling for tours and outings and get to exploring right away. Travel through the Troodos Mountains, interspersed with cedar forests and vineyards, and stop at the UNESCO-listed Omodos Village. Other stops include a winery to taste local vintages, the Kykkos Monastery, and the birthplace of Aphrodite.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$48.67
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US$48.67
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Excursion TROODOS - KYKKOS from Limassol

Excursion TROODOS - KYKKOS from Limassol

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Most of our trip will pass through the picturesque Troodos mountain range, famous for its magnificent green cedar forests and clean mountain air. There, at the foot of the mountains among vineyards, lies Omodos village, protected by UNESCO. We will walk through its narrow cobbled streets and visit Timios Stavros Monastery. We will continue our journey stopping at the winery, where you will have a chance to taste Commandaria and Zivania among other local wines. Kykkos monastery. One of the miraculous icons of the Virgin Mary, which is said to have been painted by St. Luke during her lifetime, is kept here. After that, you will have a chance to enjoy local food at a restaurant and do some shopping in the square in front of the monastery. On the way back to Limassol we will visit the Birthplace of APHRODITE where you will have the chance to swim – this is one of the most stunning places on the coast of Cyprus – we will have the opportunity to make sure of this ourselves.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$60.84
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US$60.84
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Treasures of Troodos Mountain from Limassol

Treasures of Troodos Mountain from Limassol

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Aside from renting a car, the easiest option for visiting the Kykkos Monastery in Cyprus’ Troodos Mountains from Limassol is a tour. This full-day trip takes you there by air-conditioned vehicle and on to various villages for a taste of traditional Cypriot life. Admire the pine-coated hills, enjoy ample time at Kykkos, visit Omodos wine village, and more. Lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.84
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Escooter & walk exploration combo - Paphos Forest - Cedar Valley - from Limassol

Escooter & walk exploration combo - Paphos Forest - Cedar Valley - from Limassol

Participants have the opportunity to explore Paphos Forest, in an adventure that includes travelling on modern electric scooters and walking in Cedar Valley, the homeland of Cyprus endemic cedar. It combines two extraordinary experiences, hard to beat on the island.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$193.45
Price varies by group size
From
US$193.45
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Escooter & walk exploration combo - Paphos Forest - Cedar Valley - from Nicosia

Escooter & walk exploration combo - Paphos Forest - Cedar Valley - from Nicosia

Participants have the opportunity to explore Paphos Forest, in an adventure that includes travelling on modern electric scooters and walking in Cedar Valley, the homeland of Cyprus endemic cedar. It combines two extraordinary experiences, hard to beat on the island.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$198.53
Price varies by group size
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US$198.53
Price varies by group size

Escooter & walk exploration combo - Paphos Forest - Cedar Valley - from Larnaca

Escooter & walk exploration combo - Paphos Forest - Cedar Valley - from Larnaca

Participants have the opportunity to explore Paphos Forest, in an adventure that includes travelling on modern electric scooters and walking in Cedar Valley, the homeland of Cyprus endemic cedar. It combines two extraordinary experiences, hard to beat on the island.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$193.45
Price varies by group size
From
US$193.45
Price varies by group size

Grand Tour Jeep Safari - Kykkos Monastery (From Paphos)

Grand Tour Jeep Safari - Kykkos Monastery (From Paphos)

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A perfect tour for time-tight travelers who want to see popular Cyprus attractions as well as off-the-beaten-track surprises in a single day. Going on a jeep safari helps you access off-road sites that you wouldn’t be able to reach by public transport. Highlights include The Big Rock, Kelefos Bridge, Kykkos Monastery, and Omodos Village. You won’t have to bring food with you as a delicious lunch of local dishes is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$91.26
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US$91.26

Grand Tour Jeep Safari - Kykkos Monastery (From Limassol)

Grand Tour Jeep Safari - Kykkos Monastery (From Limassol)

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Full Day Jeep Tour from Limassol. This is an excellent way to visit Troodos Mountains and experience some of Cyprus’ beautiful, wildest and breathtaking landscapes. Participants will have the chance to visit picturesque traditional Cyprus Villages, the famous Kykko Monastery one of the most prominent monasteries in the entire eastern Orthodox world. A drive through pine forests will arrive at Gelefos Stone Bridge built by Venetians. The trip continues through Pine forests and will take you to a tranquil 20m Waterfall surrounded by a combination of stone and lush vegetation. The sound of water falling will make you feel so relaxed. Please do not forget your camera !!!!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$91.26
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US$91.26

Private Full-Day Tour from Larnaca to Kykkos Monastery

Private Full-Day Tour from Larnaca to Kykkos Monastery

Most of our trip will pass through the picturesque Troodos mountain range, famous for its magnificent green cedar forests and clean mountain air. There, at the foot of the mountains among vineyards, lies Omodos village, protected by UNESCO. We will continue our journey stopping at the winery, where you will have a chance to taste Commandaria and Zivania among other local wines. Kykkos monastery. One of the miraculous icons of the Virgin Mary, which is said to have been painted by St. Luke during her lifetime, is kept here. After that, you will have a chance to enjoy local food at a restaurant and do some shopping in the square in front of the monastery.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$486.72
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US$486.72
per group
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Treasures of Troodos

Treasures of Troodos

Board your air-conditioned bus and enjoy a day tour Troodos Mountains. Rising to almost 2,000 metres above sea level, Troodos Mountains gives you amazing 360° views of the whole island. As you enjoy the panoramic views and pass by tiny villages, our expert guide will explain you all about this paradise for nature lovers.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$137.50
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US$137.50
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Treasures of Troodos Mountain from Paphos Town

Treasures of Troodos Mountain from Paphos Town

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Head deep into the beautiful Troodos Mountains of interior Cyprus with this day trip from Paphos. You'll start your day in charming Mongari Village before heading high up into the hills to visit the famous Kykkos Monastery, celebrated for its multitude of beautiful icons. After a lunch in the village of Foini, you'll swing through Omodos for a guided walk of the village and a visit to the Monastery of Holy Cross.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.84
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5-Night Cyprus Tour from Limassol Including Paphos, Nicosia, Troodos Mountains and Kourion

5-Night Cyprus Tour from Limassol Including Paphos, Nicosia, Troodos Mountains and Kourion

See Cyprus’ historical treasures, ancient cities and remarkable landscape on a 5-night tour from Limassol with guided day-trips to Nicosia, the Troodos Mountains and Kourion. Sleep in a seaside city and explore Roman mosaics and Christian relics, along with landmarks left my Venetians, Byzantines and Ottomans. Rise into the cool mountains where you’ll discover a UNESCO-recognized church and a wine making village, then return to the coast to see Aphrodite’s mythical birthplace, a Roman city and the Greek Temple of Apollo. 
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$863.93
Price varies by group size
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US$863.93
Price varies by group size
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What are Kykkos Monastery (Panagia tou Kykkou) hours of operation?
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Kykkos Monastery (Panagia tou Kykkou) hours of operation: Open daily from 10am to 4pm in winter or 6pm in summer. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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