Commandaria Region Villages

Troodos Villages

Commandaria Villages

Also known as the ‘Kings wine’ Commandaria or Koummandaria is a Wine of Controlled Denomination of origin wine dating back to the 12th century, made in the Commandaria region villages. Found on the southern slopes of Troodos, north of Lemesos (Limassol) it comprises of 14 designated villages. Visitors can discover the local wine production in small wineries operating in some villages.

The appropriately named ‘vin de Commanderie’ or ‘Koumandaria wine’ is believed to be one of the oldest named wines in the world, having been referred to by its name for eight centuries.

Limassol District

Lania Village

Located at an altitude of 570 meter, the traditional village of Lania, sits on the foothills of Troodos mountain range.

Its existence dates back to the Late Bronze Age 1600 BC. According to tradition the name Lania is derived either from the name Lana, the daughter of Dionysus, God of Wine or the word ‘valania’ meaning acorn due to the fruit of the oak tree thriving in the region.

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Limassol District

Trimiklini Village

Engulfed by high mountaintops, Trimiklini village sits at an altitude of 545 meters. Crossed by the Kouris river on the south, vineyards, almond, olive and fruit trees, mainly peach, nectarine, pear and plum trees are cultivated.

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Limassol District

Doros Village

Situated on a hills at an altitude of 470 meters, the village of Doros or Thoros, hides away amongst almond trees and grape vines. Its history dates back to 700 BC after the excavation of the ancient tomb.

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Limassol District

Silikou Village

Built at an altitude of 650 meters, the quaint village of Silikou lies in the Kouris Valley. Once inhabited by both Greek and Turkish Cypriot residents, now it is mainly inhabited by Greek Cypriots.

Stroll around the village and discover the four churches dotted around. The main church is dedicated to Saint George, built in 1818, the church of Panagia Syrkas, was built in the 19th century in the ruins…

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Limassol District

Agios Georgios Village

Found at an altitude of 550 meters, amongst the Kourri valley is the village of Agios Georgios (Sylikou).

The crops cultivated in the village are black grapes, sultanas, grains, carob, olive, almond and fruit trees. Sample some delectable wine, the traditional spirit of zivania, and the sweets made from grape juice palouzes and soutzioukos.

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Limassol District

Monagri Village

The small village of Monagri is built at an altitude of 450 meters near the river Kouris. As a wine village vineyards thrive in the region along with citrus, carob, almond and olive trees.

Even through as small village, the village houses two notable churches. The main village church is dedicated to Saint George, built in the 16th century and restored in 1872. In the village centre is the…

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Limassol District

Agios Mamas Village

The quaint village of Agios Mamas, sits at an altitude of 500 meters in the area of Pitsilia. Built amphitheatrically below Mount Zalaka, it is named after the homonymous 3rd century martyr.

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Limassol District

Apsiou Village

Sitting of the river bank of Garylis, at an altitude of 410 meters, is the village of Apsiou. Surrounded by orchards, vineyards, olive and carob trees, the village offers a variety of rock formation not found elsewhere on the island.

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Limassol District

Gerasa Village

Twenty-two kilometres from the town of Limassol, is the village of Gerasa. Perched on the slopes of mount Papoutsa, at an altitude of 335 meters, the village offers visitors a tranquil break in the countryside.

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Limassol District

Louvaras Village

Louvara village is perched on the northeast hillside of the Troodos mountains. Surrounded by hills, admire views distributed by the tributaries of the Germasogia rivers to the east and the river Garili to the west.

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Limassol District

Agios Konstantinos Village

The small wine village of Agios Konstantinos is found 760 meters above sea level, on the southern foot of Papoutsa mountain. Scenic landscapes stretch around is decorated with vineyards, used for the production of the ancient sweet wine Commandaria, almond, olive and citrus trees.

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Limassol District

Agios Pavlos Village

On the south hill of Papoutsa mountain, at an altitude of 670 meters stands the village of Agios Pavlos. Picturesque old houses retaining the traditional character are perches on the hill.

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Limassol District

Kalo Chorio Village

The picturesque village of Kalo Chorio, is found at an altitude of 700 meters perched in the hills of the Pitsilia region. There are five other villages with the same name on the island, with their previous ‘unsuitable’ names changed to Kalo Chorio.

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Limassol District

Zoodoxos Pigi Village

Perched on the hills of the Pitsilia region, at an altitude of 885 meters, is the small village of Zoopigi. Encounter magnificent landscapes crossed by the Limnatis river and the tributaries of the Germasogia river. Decorated with vineyards, cultivated for the production of Commandaria, along with olive, almond and fruit trees.

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Marathasa Valley Villages

Troodos Villages

Marathasa Villages

Home to some of the region’s most important churches and monasteries and famous for its cherry trees the Marathasa valley has many to offer to a visitor. Visit picturesque villages such as Kalopanagiotis, Moutoullas and Pedoulas for a taste of Cypriot rural life.

On your climb to Toodos mountain find them from the north along the Lefkosia-Evrychou-Troodos road and from the south along the Lemesos-Platres-Prodromos road.

Nicosia District

Pedoulas Village

Climbing at an altitude of 1100 meters find the quaint village of Pedoulas. Engulfed in pine trees and cherry trees for which it is known for, the popular destination offers rich history and tranquil scenery.

Pedoulas’ history dates back to the Byzantine times, and by the end of World War II, the village was a pioneer in tourism and cherry production, setting it as the cultural and commercial centre of the Marathasa region.

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Nicosia District

Kalopanayiotis Village

Nestles amidts verdant scenery, with healing waters running through, the village of Kalopanayiotis sits at the foothills of the Troodos mountains. Dating back to the 11th century the historic village combines nature and culture into one.

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Nicosia District

Moutoulas Village

In the heart of the Marathasa valley, built amphitheatrically at an altitude of 800 meters is the beautiful village of Moutoullas.
Renowned for its waters, trek down the path towards the ‘Baths of Rigena’ and to ‘Chlio’ and discover springs of sulphurous waters. In addition, discover the crystal clear drinking waters of the village…

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Nicosia District

Oikos village

The picturesque village of Oikos is found at an altitude of 650 meters on the slopes east of the valley of the river Sitrachos.

Take a stroll around the village and admire streams descending mountain slopes with traditional stone build houses built one on top of each other, steeped in verdant vegetation. Visit the old primary…

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Limassol District

Treis Elies Village

Built at an altitude of 845 meters, the small village of Treis Elies sits on the banks of the Drakontas river. Decorated with fruit trees such as apple, cherry and prune trees as well as vineyards cultivated in the village along with the wild vegetation of pine, oak, terebinth, plane and cedar trees the village is drenched in lush greenery.

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Limassol District

Lemithou Village

On the foothills of the Troodos mountain the scenic village of Lemithou sits at an altitude of 1100 meters. Steeped in lush green vegetation and rogue surroundings it is one of the highest mountainous villages of the island. With a cool climate all year round and annual rainfall, fruit trees such as apple, pear, prune and cherry trees are cultivated.

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Nicosia District

Kampos Village

The charming village of Kampos or Kampos tis Tsiakkistra, emerges in the valley crossed by the Kampos river. With century old history, its name is thought to have derived from the 4th century AD where copper miners set up camp in the plateau of the valley. However, the village was recorded in maps in 1754.

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Nicosia District

Gerakies Village

The amphitheatrically built settlement of Gerakies village sits at an altitude of 925 meters on the hillside of Marathasa. The village dates back 700 years ago, and begun from the church of Saint Nicholas built by exiled priests.

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Nicosia District

Paliomylos Village

Located north of the Troodos mountains, the quaint village of Paliomylos sits at an altitude of 1040 meters. With a number of streams of the Diarizos River running across and the surrounding forest engulfing the village, enjoy a serene stroll around the village.

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Nicosia District

Kaminaria Village

In the verdant hills of the Marathasa valley, at an altitude of 780 meters, emerges the small village of Kaminaria. Its name originates from the numerous kilns used to make pottery.

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Nicosia District

Ayios Dimitrios Village

On the north hill of the Marathasa valley, the village of Agios Demetrios is perched on an altitude of 900 meters. Crossed by the river Kryos Potamos, and surrounded by thick forests the small village ensues tranquility and peace.

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Solea Valley Villages

Troodos Villages

Solea Villages

Quaint villages dotted among the Solea valley are homes to UNESCO heritage Byzantine churches, traditional architecture and shed light on Cyprus’ history. Located 56km both from Lefkosia and Limassol explore the villages to unearth cobblestone streets and traditional accommodation and restaurants decorated with the smell and sound of pine trees, mountains and winding rivers. Galata and Kakopetria are popular amongst the villages with old mills, traditional cuisines and architecture. Other villages worth mentioning are Evrychou, Flasou and Korakou.

Nicosia District

Kakopetria Village

The popular destination Kakopetria, is found at an altitude of 667 meters, nestled among the Solea Valley.
Maintaining its rustic character, the old quarter of the village consists of stone built houses decorated by wooden balconies and winding stone paved alleys. The quarter has been declared a protected…

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Nicosia District

Galata Village

The small village of Galata, is found 620 meters above sea level amongst verdant vegetation traversed by the Klarios river. Characteristic wooden balconies decorate traditional homes, with stone build walls, tiles roofs and wooden doors.

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Nicosia District

Spilia Village

The small village of Spilia, is perched up at an altitude of 1100 meters, on the foothills of the Troodos mountains. Nestled within dense forest, the village was built during the 16th century, when the Monastery of Panayia Chrysokourdaliotissa was built. The area consists of two regions separated by…

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Nicosia District

Evrychou Village

Discover agricultural centre of the Solea valley, the village of Evrychou. Located on the eastern bank of the Karkotis river, at an altitude od 440 meters, the picturesque village offers opportunities to explore nature and history. Surrounded by lush vegetation broken up by small streams flowing down the slopes.

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Nicosia District

Katydata Village

Discover the village Katydata, at an altitude of 275 meters, with the two rivers Karkotis and Setrachos running across it. Its history dates back to the Medieval times, and its names is derived from the greek words ‘kato’ meaning under and ‘ydor’ meaning waters, as there are underground waters flowing.

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Nicosia District

Kaliana Village

Nestled in the valley of the Karkotis river at an altitude of 600 meters, is the quaint village of Kaliana. Decorated with lush wild vegetation filling the fresh air with aromas from pine and terebinth trees as well as cultivated apple, pear, peach, apricot and olive trees.

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Nicosia District

Agios Theodoros Village

The small village of Agios Theodoros Soleas, is ocated at an altitude of 440 meters, on the outskirt of the Troodos mountains. Built in the banks of the river Atsa, the village offers tranquillity and relaxation among the lush nature.

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Nicosia District

Flasou Village

Among the valley of the river Karkotis, at an altitude of 330 meters, encounter the scenic village of Flassou. The village was once divide into an upper and lower neighbourhood, where the Turkish Cypriot lived in the upper and the Greek Cypriot in the lower region.

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Nicosia District

Korakou Village

Koraou village can be found at an altitude of 420 meters, north of the ancient mine of Skouriotissa. The village dates back to the Frankish rule, and contains an abandoned Turkish Cypriot area north of the community.

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Nicosia District

Linou Village

Built on the banks of the Karkotis river, at an altitude of 310 meters, is the village of Linou.

Privileged with annual rainfall and the fertile land of the river bank, olive trees, citrus trees and fruit trees such as apple, pear, plum and medlar trees are cultivated.

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Nicosia District

Sina Oros Village

The small village of Sina Oros (Mount Sina) is located in the Solea region, and even though it is found near larger tourist villages it has been almost completely abandoned in the last few years.

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Troodos Nature Park Region Villages

Troodos Villages

Troodos Nature Park

Found at the heart of the Troodos mountain region, is a cluster of picturesque villages engulfed in lush forests and offering majestic views. The Lemesos (Limassol) Mountain Resort region, has to offer numerous opportunities for adventure, relaxation and everything in between.

Step into adventure with one of the many networks of nature trails, suitable for all ages and fitness levels, or explore the region with mountain biking along cycling routes. If you visit the slopes during the winter season the snow filled hills of Troodos are available for skiing. Discover the history and all the information regarding the geology, flora and fauna of the region at the Troodos Environmental Information Centre located 200 meters west of Troodos square. One of the biggest Troodos mountain resort is Pano Platres, located 5km from Troodos square and at 1.230m altitude. A place where you can find a concentration of Troodos accommodation, enjoy the gushing waters at breathtaking waterfalls and take in Cypriot history.

Tip: For a unique picnic experience visit the Platania Picnic area, located 6km from Kakopetria on the Kakopetria-Troodos road. Relax or take a stroll under the mesmerizing plane trees. Facilities include picnic tables, a restaurant and children’s play area.

Limassol District

Platres village

The village of Platres sits at an altitude of 1,100 meters, within the Troodos mountain range.

Resembling an amphitheatre, the village is separated into two ‘Pano’ meaning upper and ‘Kato’ meaning lower Platres, as the two share different altitudes. Visit one of the most famous waterfall on…

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Limassol District

Prodromos Village

The highest village in the island is found at an altitude of 1380 meters. Towering among beautiful verdant landscape of pine trees and fruits trees which are cultivated in the area, it is known for its excellent quality of apples.

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Limassol District

Foini Village

The picturesque village of Foini or Phini, is located at an altitude of 920 meters amid lush pine forests, plane and cedar trees. Its named believe to have derived from either a Frank feudal lord Juan Fejniu, the Greek work for palm ‘foinikas’ or ist fruit ‘foiniki’

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Limassol District

Kato Platres Village

Descent at an altitude of 920 meters, and explore the village of Kato Platres. Its existence was recorded in Medieval time, and its history Is older than the neighbouring village of Pano Platres. Found amongst vineyards decorated with fruit trees such as…

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Limassol District

Moniatis Village

Decorated in nature’s most beautiful colour and aromas, at an altitude of 730 meters is the quaint village of Moniatis. Its presence dates to the Venetian time, its name is believed to have derived from the many mansions which existed in the area.

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Pitsilia Villages

Troodos Villages

Pitsilia Villages

Located east of Mount Olympos, the Pitsilia region comprises of 11 quaint villages nestled amid vineyards and valleys. The Pisilia village, a Nom d’Origine winner, along with the rest picturesque villages are scattered around the hillsides of Madari, Macharas and Papoutsa. The fertile land and high altitude of the region allow for a slow and effortless grape maturity contributing to the richness of the wine. Dominated by local grape varieties, the region promises an exceptional wine experience.

Nicosia District

Palaichori village

The quaint village of Palaichori, sits at an altitude of 930 meters. Separated by the Serrache River, the village trives in the cultivation of vineyards, fruit and trees.

Maintainig its tradition architecture, in the sea of green stone built houses with tiled roofs are dotted on the hill. Find accommodation in one of the beautiful houses. Explore the village and taste the…

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Limassol District

Kyperounta Village

Climbing upwards toward the Troodos mountains, at an altitude of 1,300 meters is the village of Kyperounta. It holds the title of the third highest village on the island and stands out for its uphill roads.

A charming village which maintains its traditional character, featuring houses with tiles roofs, grapevines and paved narrow alleys.

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Limassol District

Agros village

The village of roses, located at an altitude of 1100 meters, Agros village is one of the most interesting villages of the region.

Built amphitheatrically, it keeps its historical and cultural site in natural environment preserving their traditional character and beauty. Apart from the world renowned rose production, the village also…

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Nicosia District

Pelendri village

Surrounded by steep mountains and rough deep valleys, situated at an altitude of 800 meters is the alluring village of Peledri.

Preserving to a large degree its traditional architecture, houses built with local rock gabbrou, closed behind wooden doors decorated with blooming yards created a scenic environment.

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Nicosia District

Askas Village

The village of Askas, sits at an altitude of 900 meters. Surrounded by steep mountains, rich green valleys and crossed by the river Askas the village is the picture perfect location. As a small village, it maintains its traditional character with folk stone built houses, dark wooden doors and narrow…

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Nicosia District

Farmakas Village

Perched on the slopes of Troodos mountain sits the quant village of Farmakas. Explore Cypriot rural living, and take in the breathtaking views of mountain slopes and vast green.

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Nicosia District

Gourri Village

Standing at the foothills of Machairas forest is the scenic village of Gourri. A scenic village preserving its traditional character with the cobbled alleys, stone built houses and wood details.

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Limassol District

Agios Theodoros Village

At the foothills of Papoutsa mountains, at an altitude of 1023 meters, stands the village of Agios Theodoros Pitsilia. Built on the seven hills, it is the third highest village of the island.

Explore the village and be welcomed by scenic sights. Almond, peach, cherry and apple trees along with pine trees decorate the traditional houses bringing them to life. Vines have the leading role amongst the vegetation, creating a small terrestrial paradise.

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Limassol District

Chandria Village

The second highest village of the island, Chandria is built on the southern slopes of Madaris at an altitude of 1275 meters.

The village is divided by the tributaries of the river Limnati, with small narrow valleys. In the valleys walnut, apple, pear, peach and other fruit trees are cultivated. Decorating the slopes are vines and almond trees.

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Limassol District

Potamitissa Village

The village Potamitissa stands at an altitude of 820 meters, among pine clad mountain peaks.

Researchers have discovered that a Byzantine monastery dedicated to Panagia Eleous was found near the present village.

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Nicosia District

Polystypos Village

Polystypos, a village dotted with springs and streams, colored by vineyards and wild vegetation, is the destination which exudes tranquility. Traditional houses flaunt the countryside character of the area, enhancing the village’s…

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Nicosia District

Platanistasa Village

In the northern slope of the Troodos mountain range lies the small village of Platanistasa. Built at an altitude of 940 meters, within steep mountains and narrow valleys and the river Serrachis running across.

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Nicosia District

Alona Village

Within the vast Pistilia area, at an altitude of 1,200 meters discover the village of Alona. Travel north of the Troodos mountain and explore the village which has existed since Frankish times.

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Limassol District

Sykopetra Village

On the eastern foothills of the Pitsilia region, stands the village of Sykopetra. Surrounded by citrus orchards, the small village offers immense natural beauty with wild vegetation and fragrant aromas. Its existence is estimated since the period of The Kingdoms of Cyprus. Legend has it that the name…

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Limassol District

Agios Ioannis Village

On the foothills of Papoutsa mountain the beautiful graphic village of Agios Ioannis stands proud. Rising at an altitude of 880 meters, its history dates back to the 12th century. Its named derives from Saint John Lampadistis, who on his journey stay for a while at the village.

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Limassol District

Amiantos Village

Situated at the foot of Troodos mountain, Amiantos village holds a distinct wild beauty. In the past the viallges was divided in two neighboring villages; Kato Amiantos and Pano Amiantos.

It holds a special place in Cypriot history as it once thrived as a mining village. The Amiantos mine, where asbestos was mined, determined the morphology of the area as a crater and rubble was…

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Limassol District

Dymes Village

The small village of Dymes is built at an altitude of 960 meters, on the foothills of Troodos Mountains. Enchancing the magnificent wild vegetation are fruit trees such as apple trees, vineyards, olive, almond and walnut tree. The village is famous for its high quality apples.

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Limassol District

Agridia Village

The village of Agridia sits at an altitude of 1100 meters of the hillside of Pitsilia. A scenic village with winding narrow streets, framed by traditional houses overflowing with pots colored by the season’s blooms.

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Limassol District

Kato Mylos Village

Perched 750 meters above sea level, on the slopes of the Troodos Mountain is the small village of Kato Mylos. Traditional homes emerge from a dense vegetation creating an portrait of natural beauty.

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Limassol District

Fterikoudi Village

The quaint village of Fterikoudi is built at an altitude of 1050 meters in the verdant slopes of Troodos mountain. The village dates back to 1570, and hosts important relics of history. Recent excavations unearthed an ancient temple and a tomb entrance dating back to the Mycenaean era.

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Limassol District

Lagoudera Village

On the foothiils of Madari, at an altitude of 1000 meters, lies the village of Lagoudera. Belonging amonagst the tallest twenty village of the island, it offers views of mountain tops and wild vegetation. Expanses of wild uncultivated land are filled with pine trees, golden oak, the sumac, chamomile and hazel nut trees as well as wild rose bushes.

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Limassol District

Livadia Village

Below the mountains of Madari at an altitude of 1000 meters, the village of Livadia Pitsilias offers magnificent views of steep slopes and wild vegetation. Surrounded by mountains, pine and oak trees, and crossed by the river Peristerona and Elias, enjoy environs bursting with lush greenery, ensuing tranquility.

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Limassol District

Alithinou Village

The small village of Alithinou is located on rugged mountainous landscape, at an altitude on 930 meters. Its name originates from the first inhabitant whose surname was ‘Alithinou’.

Encounter this small village, and admire unspoilt folk architecture of stone built houses, blending into lush vegetation. Its habitants are only 9 and it belong to the villages which was abandoned due to the harsh landscape which left no room for crop cultivation.

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Wine Routes

Troodos Villages

Wine Villages

Overlooking the sea, on the slopes of Troodos mountain are the renowned villages ‘Krasochoria’. With a history in wine making dating back to the Bronze age, Cyprus has been in the forefront of wine production for over 6,000 years. Their name ‘Krasochoria’ translates to wine villages, denoting their rich history in wine production.

Twenty villages intertwined with the greatest concentration of wineries found on the island promise inebriating landscape views, traditional architecture and picture perfect moments. Sample a range of both white and red wine, as well as the distinguished ancient sweet wine ‘Commandaria’. Pair your wine tasting with exquisite traditional Cypriot cuisine and prepare to be swept away.

Limassol District

Lofou Village

At an altitude of 780 meters, the quaint village of Lofou sits, as its name suggests, on top of the hill. A name retained from Byzantine times. Similar to its name, the village is filled with traditional architecture and winding cobbled streets decorated with rich green vegetation. Being part of one of the wine routes, Lofou is home to grape vines and almond trees, creating picture perfect settings.

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Limassol District

Vouni Village

Spread on the sun-kissed slopes of Troodos mountains, at an altitude of 800 meters is the picturesque Vouni village. Filled with stone built houses, completed with traditional wooden doors and narrow balconies, and mapped by cobbled streets the village promises to offer a scenic experience to all visitors.

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Limassol District

Arsos Village

Clinging from the slopes of Laona mountain, at an altitude of 850 meters, is the Arsos village. Believed to be named after the Holy Alsos ( gorve) of the Goddess Aphrodite, where the village was built or as one of the four towns founded by Ptolemy Philadelphos in honour of Arsinoe, the village holds history in its eminence.

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Limassol District

Omodos Village

On the foothills of Troodos mountain, the village of Omodos is a popular destination for wine lover and culture enthusiasts alike. Maintaining its traditional character with stone built housed, cobbled streets and leafy green environs, the village is one of the most charming village of the island.

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Limassol District

Vasa Koilaniou Village

Surrounded by mountains, on sloped overgrown with vines is the picturesque village of Vasa Koilaniou. It is one of the wine producing villages of the Troodos area.

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Limassol District

Potamiou Village

Emerging at an altitude of 670 meters, on the west banks of Ha Potami river, is the picturesque village of Potamiou. Its history dating back to the Middle ages, its name derived from the location it was built in.

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Limassol District

Pachna Village

On the foothills of the Troodos mountain region, at an altitude of 745 meter, is the quaint village of Pachna. Its name originates from its geographical location as it is built amongst four hills, making it look like ‘pachni’ (meaning stable).

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Limassol District

Agios Amvrosios Village

Situated on the north-west of Limaasol, is the village known throughout Europe for its wine culture, the village of Agio Amvrosios. Filled with traditional stone built houses perched on hilly expanse surrounded by vineyards create a beautiful scenic environment.

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Limassol District

Koilani Village

On the west bank of the Kryos River, is the historic wine village of Koilani. Found at an altitude of 820 meters, the village is surrounded by hilltops creating magnificent views.

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Limassol District

Malia Village

Located amongst vineyards, 34 km northwest of Limassol, is the Malia village.

There is a notable divide in the village as in the past it was inhabited by both Turkish and Greek Cypriots. The houses are the only proof of those times. In the upper neighbourhood are large sized…

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Limassol District

Mandria Village

Surrounded by narrow deep valleys and high mountain tops, at an altitude of 830 meters, one finds the village of Mandria.

Blessed with high rainfall, the village thrives in the cultivation of a variety of vines for winemaking, a variety of fruit trees such as apple, pear, cherry and plum trees, walnut, almond and olive trees.

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Limassol District

Pera Pedi Village

Encircled by mountains, at an altitude of 777 meters, is the village of Pera Pedi. Being one of the first villages to cultivate apple trees, it became renowned as the apple producing village. The Kryos river runs across the village creating magical environs.

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Limassol District

Αgios Τherapon Village

The qauint wine village of Agios Therapon, is located on the hills of the Troodos Mountain at an altitude of 640 meters. Its name originates from Saint Therapon, who practiced asceticism in the location of the current church and the Holy water.

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Limassol District

Dora Village

Within the wine producing village, at an altitude of 615 meters, lies the village of Dora. Located of the foothills of Kordylas Mountain between the river of Ha Potami and Diarizos, the village has been known since the Middle Ages.

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The Area

The Area

Welcome to Troodos Mountain Villages

Within the mountains and valleys of Troodos are scenic villages offering a taste of Cyprus’ traditional architecture, decorated with cobbled streets. Oozing with charm and hospitality the villages are an opportunity to explore traditional local cuisine. You can find them amid orchards, vineyards or pine trees depending on the area of the mountain range.

Wine Villages Region

With a history dating 6000 years back Cyprus has to offer a rich history. The wine villages in Troodos are perhaps the most renowned on the island. Located in the Limassol district, a visitor can find the greatest concentration of wineries on the island. Also known as ‘Krasohoria’ which translates to ‘wines villages’, their inebriating charm is one not to be missed. Pair your wine experience with scenic views of villages with traditional architecture, cobbledstone streets and complete your journey at one of best traditional taverns for an authentic taste of Cyprus cuisine.

The ‘Krasohoria’ region encompasses 20 villages found on the southern slopes of Troodos. Visit one of the many wineries dotted on the mountain slopes and taste the famous ancient sweet wine ‘Commandaria’, or an eclectic range of both white and red varieties.

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Pitsilia Region Villages

Located east of Mount Olympos, the Pitsilia region comprises of 11 quaint villages nestled amid vineyards and valleys. The Pisilia village, a Nom d’Origine winner, along with the rest picturesque villages are scattered around the hillsides of Madari, Macharas and Papoutsa. The fertile land and high altitude of the region allow for a slow and effortless grape maturity contributing to the richness of the wine. Dominated by local grape varieties, the region promises an exceptional wine experience.

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Troodos Nature Park
Region Villages

Rising above the seaside on the foothills of Troodos, the Lemesos (Limassol) Mountain Resort region offers picturesque village communities.

Step into adventure with one of the many networks of nature trails, suitable for all ages and fitness levels, or explore the region with mountain biking along cycling routes. If you visit the slopes during the winter season the snow filled hills of Troodos are available for skiing. Discover the history and all the information regarding the geology, flora and fauna of the region at the Troodos Environmental Information Centre located 200 meters west of Troodos square. One of the biggest Troodos mountain resort is Pano Platres, located 5km from Troodos square and at 1.230m altitude. A place where you can find a concentration of Troodos accommodation, enjoy the gushing waters at breathtaking waterfalls and take in Cypriot history.

Tip: For a unique picnic experience visit the Platania Picnic area, located 6km from Kakopetria on the Kakopetria-Troodos road. Relax or take a stroll under the mesmerizing plane trees. Facilities include picnic tables, a restaurant and children’s play area.

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Solea Valley Villages

Quaint villages dotted among the Solea valley are homes to UNESCO heritage Byzantine churches, traditional architecture and shed light on Cyprus’ history. Located 56km both from Lefkosia and Limassol explore the villages to unearth cobblestone streets and traditional accommodation and restaurants decorated with the smell and sound of pine trees, mountains and winding rivers. Galata and Kakopetria are popular amongst the villages with old mills, traditional cuisines and architecture. Other villages worth mentioning are Evrychou, Flasou and Korakou.

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Marathasa Valley Villages

Home to some of the region’s most important churches and monasteries and famous for its cherry trees the Marathasa valley has many to offer to a visitor. Visit picturesque villages such as Kalopanagiotis, Moutoullas and Pedoulas for a taste of Cypriot rural life.

On your climb to Toodos mountain find them from the north along the Lefkosia-Evrychou-Troodos road and from the south along the Lemesos-Platres-Prodromos road.

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Commandaria Region Villages

Also known the as the ‘Kings wine’ Commandaria or Koummandaria is a Wine of Controlled Denomination of origin wine dating back to the 12th century, made in the Commandaria region villages. Found on the southern slopes of Troodos, north of Lemesos (Limassol) it comprises of 14 designated villages. Visitors can discover the local wine production in small wineries operating in some villages.

The appropriately named ‘vin de Commanderie’ or ‘Koumandaria wine’ is believed to be one of the oldest named wines in the world, having been referred to by its name for eight centuries.

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