Kakopetria is located south-west of the capital Nicosia and it is built upon the foothill of the Troodos Mountain -specifically in the north side of the mountain range.
It is a village of the Nicosia district and stands at a distance of about 55 kilometres from the capital and about 55 kilometres from the second largest city of Cyprus, Limassol. It stands at an altitude of 667 metres and it is the highest village in the valley of the "Solea" region. Τhe climate is rather dry, and it receives an average annual rainfall of about 648 millimetres. Fruit-bearing trees mainly apple, pear, plum, apricot, peach, and cherry trees, vegetables mainly potatoes and tomatoes, vines (of table and wine-making varieties) and a few cereals are cultivated in its area. Kakopetria is especially known for the quality of its apples.
The community has about 1300 permanent inhabitants. It is ridden with vegetation, amidst the banks of the Kargotis and Garillis rivers. The two rivers join inside the village and form the river Klarios, which crosses the valley of Solea and then flows into the Morfou Bay, in Pentagia.
Kakopetria, because of its healthy and cool climate, its picturesque landscape (towering over the Kargotis valley while Troodos rises over it), the wonderful natural environment, the rich vegetation, the cool and gargling waters, the folkloric heritage, and the relatively small distance from Nicosia and Limassol, it became a great destination for locals and tourists.