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Kykkos Monastery

Local name: Μοναστήρι Κύκκου

Kykkos Monastery is located at an altitude of 1318 meters above sea level on the northern slope of the mountain of the same name. This monastery is the seat of the male Orthodox order. The monastery has an icon of Mary, written by Łukasz the Evangelist, which is especially venerated and displayed to the public only occasionally.

The monastery was founded at the end of the 11th century by Alekse I Komnen, but according to legend, the monk Isaiah had already lived in this place before. During its long history, the monastery has been destroyed many times, which is why the buildings that have survived to this day come from later periods.

In the monastery there is also the grave of Makarios III, who was the first president of the Republic of Cyprus (1950-1977), as well as the head of the Cypriot Orthodox Church. There is also a museum here that stores monuments of early Christian and Orthodox religious art.


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Κύκκος - Θρονί Mylikouri , Cyprus