One of the best-known monasteries on the island

Take a trip to the Troodos mountains in the centre of the island to see some impressive Byzantine monasteries and churches forming a UNESCO World Heritage site. Kykkos Monastery is one of the best of Cyprus tourist attractions, with colourful, ornate murals. The original monastery was established in the 11th century but devastated by fires, with the current building dating from 1831. You’ll be lent purple robes for your visit to the monastery and museum.