Visit the monastery of Ayios Neophytos and feed the rather lovely cats which abound in the car park. They are particularly friendly (one decided to plonk itself on my lap and purr like a traction engine for 10 minutes or so), very clean and very healthy-looking. You can buy cat-food from the monastery cafe, so I suspect they do quite nicely.
When I visited the cafe was closed for winter, but local ex-pats were still driving up to feed the cats...typical Brits!
Fantastic little restaurant serving delicious local specialities-meze,chicken,stifado. the food is always fresh and the service superb from the family run business. Try the Cypriot night once a week and the sunsets are stunning from this lovely location.
Favorite Dish: Meze- not as sumptious as some places but fresh and the right price.
Don't be put off by the outward appearance of this resturant. Local dishes served in a relaxing setting by the owner, Savvas and his family. Ate there twice on recomendation of locals, each time enjoying great food and service. Traditional Greek cuisine served with local wine at a reasonable price, highly recomended.
Favorite Dish: We had the Afelia, Souvia and Stifado all served with couscous, home made chips and fresh local salad, all of which was beautifully cooked and made with fresh produce.
Tala is a lovely little place to watch the sun go down and has around 8-10 retaurants most of which are predictably around the village square, however revellers are so far in the hills that they have to rely on their own transport after a sherbet or two!!!
Near misses are a frequent occurrence -be warned