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Trooditissa Monastery

Trooditissa Monastery

The Trooditissa Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in Cyprus, and is located in the Troodos Mountains, between the villages of Prodromos and Platres. The monastery has the highest elevation of any monastery in Cyprus, sitting 1,380 meters above sea level. Like other monasteries, the Trooditissa Monastery functioned as a school for several decades, graduating monks and children that lived in nearby villages. The monastery is said to go back to the 8th century, but the current building was…

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Kykkos Monastery

Kykkos Monastery

The Kykkos Monastery is considered to be one of the wealthiest and best known monasteries in Cyprus, making it a must visit destination for people visiting Cyprus. It is located on the north-west side of the Troodos Mountains. The Kykkos Monastery, also known as The Holy Monastery of the Virgin of Kykkos, was established towards the end of the 11th century by Alexios I Komnenos, a Byzantine emperor who ruled from 1081 to 1118. According to legend, there was a…

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Driving Around The Troodos Mountains During Winter

Driving Around The Troodos Mountains During Winter

The Troodos Mountains in the Island of Cyprus is a very popular tourist destination during the summer because of its history, beauty, and the ancient monasteries and churches in the mountains, which attract millions of people each year. While there is no denying the beauty of the Troodos Mountains during the summer, it is equally as beautiful during the winter as well. Since some of the monasteries and churches in the mountains are open throughout the year, winter visitors can…

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Troodos Mountains

Troodos Mountains

The Troodos Mountains is the largest mountain range in Cyprus and is located in the middle of the island. At 6,404 feet, Mount Olympus is the highest peak and has four ski slopes. The Troodos stretches across most of the western parts of Cyprus and is also the home of many famous mountain resorts, churches, and Byzantine monasteries. In the past, the mountain range was known for its mines, but as time passed by, it became known for its Byzantine…

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