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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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Panagia tis Asinou

Panagia tis Asinou

The Church of Panagia tis Asinou is a popular tourist destination in Cyprus and a must see for those visiting the country. The church was erected between 1099 and 1105 by Nikiphoros Ischyrios, a former magistrate who became a monk under the name Nikolaos after the death of his wife. The church is located close to the bottom of the famous Troodos Mountains, near the village of Nikitari. It is one of the 10 Byzantine churches/monuments in the Troodos Mountain…

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