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.
01 Road to Kykkos 02 Cedar tree branch 03 Troodos mountains 04 Troodos mountains 05 Kykkos monastery
06 Golden mosaic 07 Door and mosaic 08 Kykkos monastery 09 Staircase to museum 10 Inner court
11 Corridor with roof frescoes 12 Corridor with roof frescoes 13 Three kings mosaic 14 Chapel entrance 15 Golden crosses 16 Kykkos monastery
17 Inner court with fountain
Page viewed 2710 times since 03.05.17
©Copyright Alfred Molon