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Ioannis Lampadistis (John Lampadistis Monastery)

Valley of Marathasa, Kalopanagiotis 2862, Cyprus
+357 99 218298
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Old monastery, worth visiting

We visited the monastery during the first day, a monk talked us through the history of it. Also... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeanine E
Nieuwkoop, The Netherlands
via mobile
Orthodox heritage

A fantastically interesting monastery and Byzantine museum, with some recently discovered... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Catherine E
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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Valley of Marathasa, Kalopanagiotis 2862, Cyprus
+357 99 218298
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the monastery during the first day, a monk talked us through the history of it. Also went to the museum next door, worth a visit.

Thank Jeanine E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fantastically interesting monastery and Byzantine museum, with some recently discovered artefacts. The museum curator has a very individual and quite evangelistic approach to his work, which could include singing or saying liturgically appropriate hymns and prayers as he showed people the exhibits. An absolute...More

Thank Catherine E
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The monastery is high up in the Troodos mountains. It is a beautiful setting with a river, flowers and fruit trees all round. The paintings are fascinating and the priest and warden very helpful. There are some remarkable icons and paintings in the museum. There...More

Thank Julia B
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Very nice monastery made better by the thoughtful and helpful priest that is pleased to converse and provide knowledge. A nice icon museum, next door with a quiet and shaded creek setting to relax and view an old stone bridge.

Thank Neil B
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Best locations to visit in the mountains of Cyprus. Interesting museum of icons, old churches, river and venetian bridge. Old meet modern with glass elevator on the mountain and other facilities

Thank thkiana
Reviewed 9 April 2017

A nicely preserved monastery which contains three ancient churches within the same enclosure giving you the impression from the outside as being only one church.

Thank steven-ay
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

This monastery is one of the Unesco listed monuments of Cyprus. It is 3 different chapels/monasteries conjoined into one as the 2 were simply added on the side of the first one over time. First one was build in the 11th Century. Make sure you...More

1  Thank PanosPPP
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Beautifully decorated church with frescos from 11th to 15th century. A short stop on a snowy day out with Eco Tour

Thank Phil W
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This monastery definitely worths a visit.Its scenic and situated in a beautiful village. Learn the history of the 3 churches from the most kind and gentle priest we have ever met.

Thank polikits
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This UNESCO-listed site is a complex of three churches in one, dating from the 11th century and built over 400 years. The original Orthodox Church has a double nave, to which a narthex and a Latin chapel were later added. Now under one huge pitched...More

1  Thank greekcypriot2009
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Hello, I was wondering what days and hours you are open? Thank you! All the best, Michael
14 November 2016|
Response from Elke H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Michael, Here is the information you wanted: Operating Hours: Byzantine Church: September - April, daily: 09:00 - 13:00 / 15:00 - 17:00, May - August, daily: 09:00 - 13:00 / 16:00 - 18:00 Byzantine Museum: October... More