The best-known and richest monastery of Cyprus, Kykkos Monastery is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and is 20 km west of Pedoulas. Is one of the wealthiest and best-known monasteries in Cyprus. It processes one of three surviving icons ascribed to Saint Luke. It is covered in silver gilt, enclosed in a shrine of tortoise shell and mother of pearl and stands in front of the iconostastis. The museum is an integral part of the monastery and houses a priceless collection of icons, consecrated vessels, manuscripts and Cypriot antiquities. The first President of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios III served as a novice here.