Kykkos Monastery Day Trip

Dark blue sky, 10 deg.C and hardly any traffic on the roads. Early departure from Nicosia heading towards the Troodos Mountains to visit Kykkos Monastery.

Kykkos Monastery is the largest, most imposing and wealthiest of all monasteries in Cyprus. Built in the middle of magnificient mountains and forests, away from human habitation, its most precious treasure is the icon of the Most Merciful Virgin, claimed to have been painted by St Luke and credited with the power to bring rain. Unfortunately I can’t show you a photograph of it as it’s not allowed to take pictures in the museum plus I didn’t dare to enter the museum with a bunch of small kids ๐Ÿ™‚

But here are some snapshots of the day:

Clearly on a mission to find the biggest stone:

The Monastery:

This was followed by a traditional meze at The Sama Restaurant in the village of Spilia, Troodos Mountains. What a lovely day!

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