Troodos Travel Guide

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    Pegasus Restaurant - Pano Platres
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    The Church Saint Ioannis Lambadistis
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    Walking towards the waterfall
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Troodos Things to Do

  • Kakopetria's Old Village by Night

    There is nothing that can keep you indoors after sunset in the amazing and so rare neighborhood of the old village of Kakopetria. (Palia Yitonia)Lit only by the street’s lamp-posts, these very old traditional stone-buildings in the narrow cobble-stone street give out a kind of mystery.crI feel as if I am walking through an out of this world spot of...

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  • Central Church of Saint...

    Contrary to the other two churches I visited earlier, the church of St. Panteleimonas is very different to the other two. It has been constructed recently, but it is still built in the Byzantine style with one dome. It is the main church of the village since 1994 when works that lasted 4 years finished. I found its doors open only because a lady...

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  • Panayia Theotokos Church in Kakopetria

    The day that I arrived in Kakopetria I noticed a very small church by the entrance of the village. I was naïve to think I would find it open. Later on I was told that if I really wished to get inside I had to contact the person who is responsible for the keys. This is done for safety reasons and I don’t blame them. The little church is dedicated to...

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  • 11th century Church of Ayios Nikolaos...

    Visiting the Church of Ayios Nikolaos tis StegisThe church of Ayios Nikolaos tis Stegis that I am visiting is only 2kms southwest of the village of Kakopetria. The year 1985 it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List together with 9 more painted Byzantine churches of the Troodos range. It is the only surviving katholicon (monastery church)...

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  • A Stroll in the "Old Village" of...

    In this village I have spent great holidays when I used to live in Cyprus. We would visit Kakopetria at least 4 or 5 times a year and I consider it one of the most beautiful villages of Cyprus. The fact that it combines perfectly the old and new element makes it even more interesting.The Old Village is considered unique in its architecture and is...

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  • Statue and Tomb of Makarios III

    Mihail Christodoulou Mouskos (Panayia, 1913 - Nicosia, 1977), as a Greek Orthodox cleric, was voted as Archbishop of Cyprus in 1950. Due to his involvement with the Cypriot movement for re-union of Cyprus with Greece, EOKA, the British colonists of Cyprus arrested him in 1956 and sent him into detention in Mauritius. He later tended to lean on...

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Troodos Restaurants

  • Divine Tastes, Highly recommended!

    During my stay at the Mill hotel in Kakopetria I had the luck to try several dishes which I found exceptionally good at its restaurant called Mylos. It is indeed very popular throughout the island. See below my tips and the way I comment on the cuisine and service. The Mylos restaurant prides for its succulent trout, but in all I found the cuisine...

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  • High quality ingredients -A Steady...

    We spent 6 nights at the Mill hotel but it was on B/B basis however we had the chance to step by and try the cuisine of the hotel out of curiosity because much fuss has been made for years about the trout served here. Our friends urged us to try it even for once. I found it ok that time but it was a busy day and the waiters were running like mad...

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  • “Cyprus-Argentinian meze, but Cypriot...

    We have had dinner here at Tzellari several years back while in Kakopetria.The owners are amazing hosts and we tried the Cypriot-Argentinian meze which I highly recommend.The word “Tzellari” means wine cellar and I guess once it must have been one such because it is still a bit dark inside. It was a beautiful afternoon though so we preferred to sit...

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Troodos Transportation

  • Bus between Troodos and Nicosia

    Troodos Square - Nicosia (Solomos Square)Monday - Friday07:30, 14:15Saturday & Sunday10:00, 16:00Nicosia - TroodosMonday - Friday05:45, 11:55Saturday & Sunday08:15, 14:00Source: Official Tourist Office in Troodos, Jan. 2014.

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  • Taxis in Cyprus

    Taxis are widely available in big cities, but don't expect to hold up your hand a stop a taxi like it is done in Greece or other countries. It is advisable to ask for help at the reception of your hotel if you need a taxi.If the taxi driver you have seems a reliable person as for his card so that you can call him if you need him throughout your...

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  • EMAN Travel & Tours

    TOURING AROUND CYPRUS ON A BUDGET!It is licensed by the Cyprus Tourist Organization and you can travel to the different destinations through this Company. EAM Travel & Tours.(English guided excursions)Paphos & Curium Nicosia shopping,Troodos & Nicosia (including Kakopetria, Troodos Square, Omodos.Famagusta & Salamis. Kykkos Monastery &...

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Troodos Shopping

  • Cypriot Popular Products

    Locally produced items are mostly leather goods woven goods, ceramics, silverware, traditional hand-made Lefkaritika lace.These can be found in souvenir shops throughout the country and the Handcraft centre.Wines and spirits are very popular in Cyprus as they have been famous for centuries and they are of high quality because of the climate and the...

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  • Rose Products from Agros

    Visit the factory of Rose Products in Agros.The best time to visit Agros is during the Rose Festival in mid May, when you can join in the rose picking during the early hours of morning while the leaves are still damp with morning dew and enjoy workshops and demonstrations. Rose liqueur-Rose brandy-Rose wine Rose aromatic oil(Rose essential...

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  • Loukoumia -Phini Delights

    Loukoumia is a local sweet product sold everywhere.I visted recently the village of Phini in the Troodos range and I was informed that there is a factory there producing loukoumia.I was offered a packet of these delights and they were very aromatic and tasty.The Yeroskypou loukoumia are also very popular and I suggest that you try them while in...

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Troodos Local Customs

  • 1st April National Day...

    Greek Cypriot National Day (1st April)April 1st is a Double holiday here in Cyprus. Avoid public means of transport during public holidays. April Fool’s DayMost of the world recognizes this day as April Fool’s Day. Tradition says that we can fool each other with tricks. There are lies written even in Newspapers and on TV. Jokes and fooling friends...

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  • Billiards are popular in Cyprus!

    Billiards is a highly popular leisure activity in Cyprus.There are many billiards clubs in all the major towns, hotels and bars.I have seen a billiard table in a hotel I recently visited in Episkopi.It was at 'Antony's Garden House'.

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  • A game of backgammon brings people...

    Backgammon can bring people together. Groups of friends gather at the 'kafenio'or coffee shops where normally only men go, and play backgmmon and cards.In Greek the word of backgammon is "tavli" and locals on the island have been playing versions of the game for centuries. These days Tavli has never been so popular, with Cypriots - both young and...

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Troodos Warnings and Dangers

  • Be careful when driving a scooter!

    In some bends the roads up in the Troodos range can be dangerous, and even if you drive slowly it can become dangerous sometimes.There are those tourists who are not used to driving on the left hand side and they can cause accidents. Also be sure to have the scooter full before driving up the mountains. Work out the distance of the gazoline...

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  • Buy Petrol!!!

    Especially on a Sunday (as many many of them are closed)....Calling this a "warning or danger" may be a little OTT, but if you run out of petrol in the middle of nowhere, then yes, it may be a danger! There aren't many petrol staions in the mountains, so it could be a worry if you are running low.If you are taking a drive up the mountains, make...

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  • Repellent

    This can't be avoided but u can lessen the amount of insect bites if you carry along a can of insect repellent wid you. There are tons of mosquitoes up in the mountains so remember to keep ur room windows shut at all times! There are also snakes which are surprisingly afraid of human beings and only attack for defence.

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Troodos Tourist Traps

  • Tasting the Cypriot wines

    If you are taking the Wine Route, surely you will be visiting a number of wineries. If you intend to try a lot of wines, avoid swallowing it. Otherwise you may not be able to drive.Don't start driving with an empty stomach. Of course in some wineries they might offer you some nuts or some soutzouko, but it is so small quantity that you might...

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  • jeep safaris are for the serengeti

    Jeep Safari Tours are sold here in Cyprus at most tourist hotels. You cram up to 10-tourists into a crappy Land Rover. They have to sit sideways on the benchseats, so their backs are actually to the window. So it is difficult to look out. Nevermind the crick in your neck at the end of the day. Then you drive them to the Troodos Mtns. 'on paved...

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Troodos What to Pack

  • Pack light!

    It is very important to pack light when you travel no matter how long you plan to stay. You can always buy something if you need and also leave behind anything that you don't want to carry back T-shirts and light cloths for summer, but you will need a sweater in the evenings.If you go up the moutains even if it is summer you will need something...

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  • Everything In Short Supply

    It is very hot and barren here. Be sure to bring a hat and top. Believe me when I say a pair of shades are invaluable here, especially around Lefkara - 'The White Mountains' Sunblock, and more sunblock! Also, if you are adverse to dust, be prepared for a lot of it. The views are the most impressive here if you like landscapes and architecture....

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Troodos Off The Beaten Path

  • Linos 'Eliomylos' Olive Press Museum...

    The Olive Mill (Eliomylos) museum is housed in the yard of the Church of Sotiros a few metres from the (wine and bread) museum. The Olive Press consists only of One room. The millstone would rotate with the help of men pushing the post. The two men would stand at each edge moving circularly around the millstone. The first step required the...

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  • Linos Wine & Bread Museum in Kakopetria

    I came across the museum accidentally as I was taking photos in the old neighborhood of Kakopetria.There is pictorial material and films which show the history of the Museum, as well as images from the various thematic sections, with these being the sections of wine, bread and olive oil. Wine Making and the Cellars of those Days:Large earthenware...

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  • Kakopetria's Old Mill and Bridge

    If you come to Troodos and pass through the village of Kakopetria, stop and have a stroll in the old village and come to the ruins of one of the oldest Mills in Cyprus.It can be found hidden among the trees at the side of the picturesque bridge right below the banks of the river where the Mill hotel stands. It is covered in grass but it is still...

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Troodos Sports & Outdoors

  • Troodos in Winter!

    Troodos is just as interesting in winter as it is in summer.Mild sunny winters definitely suit keen walkers willing to risk a little rain but also skiers who will definitely enjoy the sport.The short ski season on Mount Olympus Centre starts from January till February.

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  • Horse Riding in the Troodos Square

    There are some horses belonging to individuals that I came across when on the Troodos square recently.I was out there for more than 2 hours and I noticed that no one was interested to have a ride. I approached the owners and suggested that they should lower the price because it was ridiculously high in such a difficult period and the economy in...

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  • Skiing in Cyprus

    In Cyprus, snow skiing starts from the beginning of January to the end of March on Mount Olympus, which is only 3 km from Troodos hill resort, and 12 km from Platres.There are 4 ski lifts . Two of these lifts are installed on the North Face of Mount Olympus. One is 350 and the other 500 metres long respectively.The other two ski lifts, each 150...

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Troodos Favorites

  • Pharmacies and drug stores!

    They are open during shopping hours.They can be reached through the following automatic phone numbers:Nicosia 1412, Larnaca 1414, Limassol 1415, and Paphos 1416.Names, addresses and phone numbers of chemists' shops which may open till late at night, or on Public Holidays and on Sundays are listed in the daily newspapers.

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  • Cyprus Electrical Outlet Type

    Cyprus Electrical Outlet Type•Cyprus uses Type G The Type G electrical plug is a British three-pin rectangular blade plug that has a protective fuse inside to protect cords from high-current circuits. Type G outlets generally include safety switches.

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