During one of our many holidays on the sunny Island of Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean we visited The Kykkos Monastery up in the Troodos mountains.
At the time we were staying at the popular Paphos area, you will see Paphos on the bottom left of the map and The Troodos Mountains, nearby where The Kykkos Monastery is situated.
Outer entrance to the monastery.
Inner court entrance to the monastery.
The Kykkos Monastery looks quite ordinary from the outside but once you get to the inner sanctum the opulence is quite breath taking. It is the richest and most lavish in Cyprus, and is situated at an altitude of 1318 metres on the north west face of the Troodos Mountains .
A row of icons where people line up an make their pleas then kiss the icon.
Mosaic depiction of The Virgin Mary with the child Jesus