The Kykkos monastery (also known as Panagia tou Kykkou or Holy Monastery of the Virgin of Kykkos) is located in the Troodos mountains at 1318m of altitude, about 35km northeast of Paphos (70km when driving by car). Initially founded by the Byzantine emperor Alexios I Komnenos at the end of the 11th century, it was burned down several times. The current structures were built in the 19th century. The monastery contains a museum where a number of religious art items are displayed. The monastery is richly decorated with mosaics and murals.
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