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 Highlights

  • Pro
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     Stunning scenery, a taste of traditional Cyprus 

  • Con
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     Very Sparsely Populated 

  • In a nutshell
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     One of the more pleasant places to weekend in Cyprus 

Troodos Things to Do

  • 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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  • Kykkos Monastery

    Timetable10:00 - 16:00 [Nov.- May]10:00 - 18:00 [Jun. - Oct.]Museum Entrance Fee5.0 EUR

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  • Nelion Winery

    The first bottles of Nelion wine were produced in 1996, and such was the success of this vintage, the family then decided to go into full production, and so they started work on building their own custom designed winery. Opened in 1998 this fine example of home crafting, boasts great attention to detail, the atmosphere is also extremely welcoming,...

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  • The Church of the Mother Mary –...

    In the centre of the village of Palaichori there is the beautiful 16th century church of Chrysopantanassa (the Accession of our lady). Inside there are unique wall paintings from the 2nd half of the 16th century and the church has been restored and composes a characteristic sample of the Cypriot cultural inheritance.The Church of Metamorphosis of...

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  • Trooditissa Monastery

    This Monastery is situated on the southern slopes of the Troodos Mountains, and it is an Orthodox Monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary.It was found in 990, but the current building dates back to 1731. The icon of the monastery of Virgin Mary is believed to be painted by Apostle Luke.Famous for its woodcarvings and many icons, this monastery is...

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  • Machairas Monastery

    A historic monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary and is located about 40 kms from Nicosia.The interior of the church is decorated with religious icons, chandeliers, stone floors and wall frescoes. Currently there are 20 to 30 orthodox monks here.I have visited it recently but after many years there were so many changes in the buildings and the...

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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

  • 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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  • Lorries taking you to the Mountains

    TOURING AROUND CYPRUS ON A BUDGET!Tourists wishing to get to the Troodos mountain or travel to Platres can do this with just a euro. They are the EMEL buses and they are small lorries that take people to different villages. The main bus station is opposite the Old Hospital in Limasol, but you have to be exactly the time the bus leaves because the...

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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

  • 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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  • Egg bashing at Fereos Park Cafe in...

    At Easter eggs are boiled and decorated. Traditionally they are coloured red. Then two people take their eggs and decide whether to use the sharp or round end. When they decide, one holds his egg with ,say, the round end up. The other holds his egg and with the same end taps the other egg. The one whose egg remains intact is the winner. The game...

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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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Troodos Off The Beaten Path

  • Kalopanayiotis village for its SPA...

    THE VILLAGE OF KALOPANAGIOTISThe picturesque village of Kalopanagiotis is known for its healthy sulphur springs and for its church of Agios loannis Lambadistis.The Church of Agios Ioannis Lambadistis and Byzantine MuseumOriginally a monastery, today’s church of Agios Ioannis Lambadistis is a complex of three churches: Agios Irakleidios, Agios...

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  • The Visitor Centre in Troodos

    I am up the Troodos square, and I am urge to visit this centre which I had no idea that existed.When I come here however I find it closed because during April and May on Saturdays it remains closed.This centre is situated approximately 200 m west of the Troodos Square. I followed the paved trail .It has a exhibition gallery and in a way it informs...

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  • Palaichori, a picturesque historic...

    Palaichori is a very beautiful and picturesque village in the Troodos range at a hight of 900 metres above sea lever.The village has many beautiful churches and a couple of museums, but the most important of all is to see the hideout of Grigoris Afxentiou.This great hero was a true patriot, giving his life for the liberation of Cyprus from British...

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Troodos Sports & Outdoors

  • 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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  • Nature Walkers and trails in the Troodos...

    The many unspoiled areas in Cyprus offer unforgettable hiking experiences to Nature walkers.I suggest that the first thing you do is to visit a Tourist Office the moment you step on the island and ask to be given the detailed leaflets on the Nature Trails which are free. They include every detail of each walking trail on the island.Just to get an...

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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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Agros Village
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Mount Olympius
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Kykkos Monastary
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Tomb of Archbishop Makarios III
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Kykkos Monastery
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a family restaurant
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the lost city of Atlantis
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