Monastery

730o – Kykkos Monastery

30 Sep , 2015  

Kykkos Monastery

We follow a winding road through hills that are forested and with no habitations to the main Orthodox monastery on the island. Kykkos is huge and very wealthy, a riot of bling and colour. We look inside the church first, richly decorated especially the iconostasis which is overwhelming. Even the main entrance door way and […]

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Monastery

730l – Agioslaoannis Lampadistis Monastery

30 Sep , 2015  

Agioslaoannis Lampadistis Monastery

This is the monastery of St John of Lampadou, another UNESCO World Heritage site. This old monastery, still in use, has three churches covered with one large roof. St Irakleidius from the 11th century and decorated with over 30 frescoes of the life of Christ and with an impressive Christ Pantocrator decorating the dome. The […]

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730i – Trooditissa Monastery

29 Sep , 2015  

Trooditissa Monastery

On the way to Platres we stop briefly at the Trooditissa Monastery to have a look inside the church which was built in 1731. We boldly ignore the signs to keep out tourists and pop into the church while a group of women are praying. The carved wooden iconostasis is remarkable, covered in gold leaf […]

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