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Troodos Mountains & Rural Villages is Cyprus special and unique destination away from the tourist areas and from the cosmopolitan coastal resorts. The Cyprus countryside has a diverse wealth of its own with traditional villages, vineyards and wineries, tiny fresco-painted churches, remote forests. Enjoy a different kind of holiday in Cyprus off the beaten track in peace and tranquility by staying in a restored traditional house or a hotel in one of the island’s many picturesque villages and scents of the green heart of Cyprus. Troodos Mountains it is the most significant mountain range of Cyprus with the highest peak is Mount Olympus at 1,952 meters and its lower slopes alternate between terraced vineyards and the Phoenician juniper maquis, found in abundance near the coast, sprinkled in places with pink rock rose and wild lavender. Bright green pine trees and majestic cedars dominate in the higher elevations. It is an area of extreme natural beauty ...
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Kykkos Monastery

The Monastery of Kykkos, the richest and most lavish of the monasteries of Cyprus, is found in the region of Marathasa. It is situated on a mountain peak, at an altitude of 1318 metres northwest of Troodos. Dedicated to Panagia, it ...

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Timios Stavros Church in Pelendri village

The 14th century church of Timios Stavrou (Holy Cross) in Pelendri village is decorated with exquisite wall paintings of the Palaiologan period and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The church was originally a single-aisled domed structure, built around the ...

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Panagia tou Moutoulla Church

Located in the mountainous region of Moutoulla, the tiny 13th century chapel of Panagia tou Moutoulla is one of the earliest examples of its type and is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site. The church has a steep-pitched timber roof ...

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Panagia Podithou Church

Located in the village of Galata, the church of Panagia Podithou is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of four painted churches in the village. Once belonging to a monastery, the church was built in 1502 through the donation ...

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Panagia Asinou Church

Located on the east bank of a stream, 3km from the mountainous village of Nikitari, Panagia Asinou Church is a small church dedicated to the Virgin of ‘Phorbia’. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and contains some of the ...

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Metamorfosis tou Sotiros Church

Overlooking the beautiful, old mountainous village of Palaichori, the Metamorfosis tou Sotiros Church (Transfiguration of the Saviour) is an early 16th century chapel that is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The structure is single-aisled with a timber-roof that is characteristic ...

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Archangelos Michael Church

Located in the picturesque village of Pedoulas, Archangelos Michael Church is a small church that was built and decorated in 1474 by a local painter named Minas, who came from the area of Marathasa. It is on the list of UNESCO ...

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Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church

The church of Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis (St. Nicholas of the Roof) is located in the Solea Valley (5km from Kakopetria village) and is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site. The domed cross-in-square church once belonged to a monastery complex ...

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Agios Ioannis Lampadistis Church

Originally a monastery, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a complex of three churches – Ioannis Lampadistis, Agios Irakleidios and a Latin chapel – all under a single, enormous timber roof. Located in the Troodos valley of Marathasa (just off the village ...