Pilgrimage to Kykkou Monastery

Pilgrimage to Kykkou Monastery

Pilgrimage to Kykkou Monastery
Upcoming Event
8 June 2024/ 7:00
12 hours
25€/ person

The Salonica View team organizes a pilgrimage trip to the Kykkos Monastery and the Monastery of Agios Ioannis Lampadisti.

A few words about our trip:

We will start from Nicosia and head for a pilgrimage to Kykkos Monastery. During our route, we will first stop for a pilgrimage to Agios Ioannis Lampadisti and then we will have free time for coffee in the village of Kalopanagiotis. Then we will depart again for the Kykkou Monastery where we will have time for a pilgrimage. Then we will get back on the bus heading towards Troodos through the village of Prodromos where we will stop for food in the village of Kakopetria.

A few words about St. John the Lampadisti:

The church of the monastery came from the union of three churches: Agios Herakleides, Agios Ioannis Lampadistis, and the church of Akathistos Himnos which was formerly a Latin chapel. Important frescoes are preserved in the church buildings. The church of Lampadistis was rebuilt at the beginning of the 18th century except for the North-East buttress and arch above the tomb of the Saint where the cart is kept in a silver case. The original church was from the 12th century.

A few words about Kykkos Monastery:

The Kykkos Monastery is located in the mountainous area of Marathasa Valley and is the richest Monastery on the island. It is located at the top of the mountain, at an altitude of 1,318 meters. Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the Monastery has one of the three icons attributed to the Apostle and Evangelist Luke. The image is plated with silver and kept in a case of tortoiseshell and mother-of-pearl and is placed in front of the iconostasis. The Monastery burned several times and nothing remained of its original building. Religious festivals are held on September 8 (Birth of the Virgin) and August 15 (Assumption of the Virgin). There is also a museum on the grounds of the Monastery.

Cost of participation (per person):

25 euros/person (without food)

** payment will be made on the bus

The price includes:

  1. Escort and organization
  2. Transportation by bus

You must have with you:

  1. Good attire
  2. Second shirt, socks, one small towel (change)
  3. Snack and Water
  4. Backpack
  5. Waterproof jacket (required)
  6. Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, swimsuit
  7. Tissues
  8. Camera (optional)
  9. ID card

Note 1. For the best functioning of the event and for safety reasons, participants must comply with the instructions of the attendants.

Note 2. In case of cancellation of the event due to bad weather conditions, the excursion is moved to another date. Participants who are unable to participate on that date will be refunded. However, if again the weather conditions do not allow the event to take place, the event is permanently canceled and everyone is refunded. In case of cancellation by the participants, 7 days or less before the date of the event, the money is not returned.

Note 3. Photographic material is shared on our page and social media after each event. By participating in a Salonica View event, you also accept the sharing of photos. Otherwise, as you inform us.


7:00 - Departure from Nicosia

9:00 - Arrival at the Holy Monastery of Agios Ioannis Lampadisti and time for pilgrimage

10:15 - Free time for coffee in Kalopanagioti village

12:15 - Departure for Kykkos Monastery

13:00 - Arrival at Kykkos Monastery and time for pilgrimage

14:30 - Departure from Kykkou Monastery

15:45 - Free time for lunch in Kakopetria

17:45 - Departure for Nicosia

19:00 - Arrival in Nicosia

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