Sightseeing around the Mountains

Magnificent landscapes and top sights of the mountainous regions of Cyprus!

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Troodos National Forest Park

Troodos National Forest Park

The Troodos National Forest Park covers an area of 9,147 hectares around Mount Olympus. The highest point is Chionistra (1,952 m) and the lowest is Moni forest (700m). It is an area of great natural b...

Olympos Mountain

Olympos Mountain

Olympos or Chionistra, at 1,952 metres (6,404 ft), is the highest point in Cyprus and one of country's highpoints. Due to that elevation, Cyprus is the fourth highest isla...

Platania Camping Site

Platania Camping Site

Platania Camping site is located at Kakopetria – Troodos road, 5 km from Kakopetria on the left of the road just before the Platania forest station.   The altitude is 1100 meters while t...

Millomeris Waterfalls

Millomeris Waterfalls

Millomeris waterfall is located in the south-eastern region of Platres one kilometer away from the starting point of the nature trail that leads to the Waterfall.  Water falls from a height of...

Archangelos Michael Church

Archangelos Michael Church

The church of Archangel Michael is situated in a central area of the Troodos mountain range, in the valley of Marathasa, in the village of Pedoulas. In 1985 it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Herita...

Platres Village

Platres Village

Platres is a picturesque village on the southern slopes of Troodos mountains and also the largest Troodos resort. Platres is divided in two parts, Pano Platres and Kato Platres but when we say&nb...

Kykkos Monastery and Museum

Kykkos Monastery and Museum

Kykkos monastery is dedicated to the Virgin Mary (Panagia) and this is the reason the locals call it "The Panagia tou Kykkou". The monastery was founded in 1100, during the reign of Emperor...

Platy Valley

Platy Valley

The trail is some 15 km from Platres and between the villages of Milikouri, Kaminaria and Ayios Nicolaos. A fantastic valley with great hiking and mountain biking (and photo safaris) possibilities. Th...

Waterfalls & Nuture trail Kalidonia

Waterfalls & Nuture trail Kalidonia

Kalidonia Waterfalls named by the Scots when visiting the area of Platres, around 1878 and are located two kilometres north of Platres. The Scottish ware amazed by the beauty and the resemblance of th...

Cedar Valley

Cedar Valley

Located on the crossroads of Lefkosia, Pafos and Lemesos, the breathtaking mountain locality of Cedar Valley is nestled within Pafos Forest, and is distinctive for its thousands of endemic Cedrus brev...

Metamorfosis tou Sotiros  Church

Metamorfosis tou Sotiros Church

The church of the Transfiguration of the Saviour is situated in the east part of the Troodos mountain range. It is built on a small hill overlooking the eastern part of the village of Palaichori. In 2...

Trooditissa Monastery

Trooditissa Monastery

Trooditissa monastery is situated in a beautiful spot among pine trees. It was originally founded in the 13th century, but the present church was built in 1731. The monastery was established immediate...

Omodos Village

Omodos Village

Omodos is located about 42 kilometres north-west of the city of Limassol, in the geographical region of the wine-making villages. The village receives an annual average rainfall of about 760 mill...

Panagia tou Moutoulla

Panagia tou Moutoulla

The church of Panagia is situated in a central area of the Troodos mountain range, in the valley of Marathasa. It is located on a hill above the village of Moutoullas. In 1985 it was inscribed in the...

Panagia tis Asinou Church / Panagia Phorbiotissa

Panagia tis Asinou Church / Panagia Phorbiotissa

The church of Panagia Phorbiotissa, better known as Panagia of Asinou, is situated in the north foothills of the Troodos mountain range. It is built on the east bank of a stream, three kilometers sout...

Chantara Waterfalls

Chantara Waterfalls

The waterfall in Phini is located in Hantara area. Undoubtedly, the waterfall, an exquisite creation of nature, enchants and impresses all visitors. Access to the remarkable waterfall is possible o...

Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Church and Museum

Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Church and Museum

The monastery of Agios Ioannis Lampadistis is situated in a central area of the Troodos mountain range, in the valley of Marathasa. It is built on the east bank of the river Setrachos, opposite of the...

Environmental Education Center of Troodos

Environmental Education Center of Troodos

The Environmental Education Centre of Troodos, it is situated near the Troodos Square. The Centre, through its exhibits and services, aims to inform the visitor about the importance and unique charact...

Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church

Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church

The church of Ayios Nikolaos tis Stegis is situated in a central area of the Troodos mountain range, in the upper Solea valley. It is built on the west bank of the river Klarios/Karkotis, at a distanc...

Troodos National Forest Park

Ideal for hiking and walking

The Troodos National Forest Park covers an area of 9,147 hectares around Mount Olympus. The highest point is Chionistra (1,952 m) and the lowest is Moni forest (700m). It is an area of great natural beauty, suitable for activities such as hiking, winter skiing, biking, nature study, camping and picnics. The largest part of the forest about 9000ha or 90km2, was designated a National Forest Park in 1992. The main aim was to safeguard its rational use and to perpetuate the values and functi...

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Olympos Mountain

The highest point in Cyprus!

Olympos or Chionistra, at 1,952 metres (6,404 ft), is the highest point in Cyprus and one of country's highpoints. Due to that elevation, Cyprus is the fourth highest island of the Mediterranean (it is number three in size as well). Olympos is the peak of the Troodos Range, a huge dome which covers the south-western third of the island. At the same point the visitor can also see a British long range radar which currently operates.   Chec...

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Platania Camping Site

Experience adventure in nature!

Platania Camping site is located at Kakopetria – Troodos road, 5 km from Kakopetria on the left of the road just before the Platania forest station.   The altitude is 1100 meters while the maximum capacity in terms of tents and caravans is 150. The capacity in persons is 600.  There are 5 camping sites in the state forests with a total capacity of 2,400 persons in which camping is allowed for a small fee for overnight stay. The Forestry Department manages three of these cam...

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Millomeris Waterfalls

The waterfall is hidden inside the mountain

Millomeris waterfall is located in the south-eastern region of Platres one kilometer away from the starting point of the nature trail that leads to the Waterfall.  Water falls from a height of 15 meters and Millomeris is among the highest natural Waterfalls of the island. Millomeris was not well known until the recent years, since its location was not accessible. Among the works carried out from the community council (roadways and nature trail) Millomeris Waterfalls attracts many visitor...

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Archangelos Michael Church

On the UNESCO World Heritage List

The church of Archangel Michael is situated in a central area of the Troodos mountain range, in the valley of Marathasa, in the village of Pedoulas. In 1985 it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List which includes nine other painted Byzantine churches of the Troodos range.  According to the dedicatory inscription above the north entrance, the church was built and decorated with frescoes in 1474, with the donation of priest Vasilios Chamados. The priest, accompanied by his wife a...

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Platres Village

One of the most picturesque villages in Cyprus

Platres is a picturesque village on the southern slopes of Troodos mountains and also the largest Troodos resort. Platres is divided in two parts, Pano Platres and Kato Platres but when we say Platres we refer to Pano Platres. Over the years, Platres gained a reputation as the destination of choice for many notable people, including King Farouk of Egypt and the Nobel Prize-winning poet Giorgos Seferis. During the tourist period, Platres exceeds the number of 10.000 tourists. If...

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Kykkos Monastery and Museum

It gained the reputation of the most endless Monastery of Cyprus

Kykkos monastery is dedicated to the Virgin Mary (Panagia) and this is the reason the locals call it "The Panagia tou Kykkou". The monastery was founded in 1100, during the reign of Emperor Alexios Komninos, and now is the largest and the most charismatic monastery on the island. The museum is an integral part of the monastery and houses a priceless collection of icons. The first President of the Republic of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios III, served here as a novice. At his own wish h...

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Platy Valley

If you are lucky you may see the rare species of mammal...Cyprus mouflons

The trail is some 15 km from Platres and between the villages of Milikouri, Kaminaria and Ayios Nicolaos. A fantastic valley with great hiking and mountain biking (and photo safaris) possibilities. The easiest way to enter the valley is from the south side, coming from Kelephos venetian bridge or from Kaminaria village. Hiking is on the dirt road in the valley. The valley begins where the river Diarizos (which means 2 roots) is born. One can divide the route into 2 parts, the one from the juncti...

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Waterfalls & Nuture trail Kalidonia

Equip yourself and indulge in the exciting Cypriot nature!

Kalidonia Waterfalls named by the Scots when visiting the area of Platres, around 1878 and are located two kilometres north of Platres. The Scottish ware amazed by the beauty and the resemblance of the waterfall with their home land. (Caledonia used was called Scotland during ancient times). Kalidonia Waterfalls are among the highest natural waterfalls we have in Cyprus. The water of the waterfall falls vertically from a height of 12m. The visitor may visit the area using the roadway towards...

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Cedar Valley

This enchanting location is nestled in the Pafos Forest

Located on the crossroads of Lefkosia, Pafos and Lemesos, the breathtaking mountain locality of Cedar Valley is nestled within Pafos Forest, and is distinctive for its thousands of endemic Cedrus brevifolia species (Cedar trees), which is a close relative of the famous cedars of Lebanon. There are also some Calabrian pines - Pinus brutia in the valley, which is popular for its peaceful seclusion. The area is crossed by the country road that joins the village of Panagia with the monastery of P...

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Metamorfosis tou Sotiros Church

In 2000, it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List

The church of the Transfiguration of the Saviour is situated in the east part of the Troodos mountain range. It is built on a small hill overlooking the eastern part of the village of Palaichori. In 2000 it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List , which includes nine other painted Byzantine churches of the Troodos range.  It was erected at the beginning of the 16th century and it belongs to the single-aisled, timber-roof typechurches of the Troodos region. The narthex, which was...

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Trooditissa Monastery

It is a prominent place among the Cypriot monasteries

Trooditissa monastery is situated in a beautiful spot among pine trees. It was originally founded in the 13th century, but the present church was built in 1731. The monastery was established immediately after the iconoclastic era. As with other monasteries, it was preceeded by a hermit who resorted there during the years of the iconoclasm. Nothing remains of the monastery of the Middle Byzantine period or the period of Frankish rule. The oldest reference to the Monastery of Trooditissa is found...

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Omodos Village

It is a treasure trove of History

Omodos is located about 42 kilometres north-west of the city of Limassol, in the geographical region of the wine-making villages. The village receives an annual average rainfall of about 760 millimetres; vines and various fruit-trees (apple, plum, pear, peach, and apricot trees) are cultivated in the region. There also are uncultivated areas that are taken over by varied natural vegetation. A small part of the village -in its north part -is taken up by the state forest of Pafos. The vill...

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Panagia tou Moutoulla

It is the only certainly dated 13th century monument

The church of Panagia is situated in a central area of the Troodos mountain range, in the valley of Marathasa. It is located on a hill above the village of Moutoullas. In 1985 it was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, which includes nine other painted Byzantine churches of the Troodos range.  According to the dedicatory inscription on the north wall of the Holy Bema, the church was built and decorated with frescoes in 1280, with the donation of Ioannis of Moutoullas and his wif...

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Panagia tis Asinou Church / Panagia Phorbiotissa

The church is well known for its beautiful frescoes

The church of Panagia Phorbiotissa, better known as Panagia of Asinou, is situated in the north foothills of the Troodos mountain range. It is built on the east bank of a stream, three kilometers south of the village of Nikitari. In 1985 it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, which includes nine other painted Byzantine churches of the Troodos range. Panagia Forbiotissa used to be the katholicon (monastery church) of the Monastery of Forbion, as its name implies. Accordi...

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Chantara Waterfalls

An exquisite creation of nature

The waterfall in Phini is located in Hantara area. Undoubtedly, the waterfall, an exquisite creation of nature, enchants and impresses all visitors. Access to the remarkable waterfall is possible only through a “pleasant and short path”. The waterfall emerges through a wild landscape filled with “platans, pine trees”, and local kinds of trees and bushes. The scents and odors of lavender and sage, in combination with “the sound of water falling, the sweet singing...

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Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Church and Museum

The wall paintings of the Monastery are invaluable

The monastery of Agios Ioannis Lampadistis is situated in a central area of the Troodos mountain range, in the valley of Marathasa. It is built on the east bank of the river Setrachos, opposite of the village of Kalopanagiotis. In 1985 it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List which includes nine other painted Byzantine churches of the Troodos range.  The exact founding date of the monastery is unknown. The katholicon (monastery church), which is dedicated to Saint Her...

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Environmental Education Center of Troodos

The exhibits and services emphasize the importance and uniqueness of the Park

The Environmental Education Centre of Troodos, it is situated near the Troodos Square. The Centre, through its exhibits and services, aims to inform the visitor about the importance and unique character of the Park, various environmental issues, recreational facilities available and activities which are permitted in the Park. The Centre has a reception area with a small shop, an exhibition gallery and a film theatre. A botanical and geological trail is also connected to the building. Working...

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Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church

It is one of the most important religious monuments of the island

The church of Ayios Nikolaos tis Stegis is situated in a central area of the Troodos mountain range, in the upper Solea valley. It is built on the west bank of the river Klarios/Karkotis, at a distance of about two kilometers southwest of the village of Kakopetria. In 1985 it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List which includes nine other painted Byzantine churches of the Troodos range. Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis is the only surviving katholicon (monastery church) of an 11th century...

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