• Cyprus Troodos Nature



The region east of Mount Olympos is known as Pitsilia and includes about 40 villages. Its tallest peaks are Madari (1612m) and Papoutsa (1554m). The picturesque villages nestle on the mountainside amid vineyards, or are hidden in valleys, maintaining much of their traditional charm. The surrounding hills and valleys are full of vines, almond, hazelnut, walnut and other fruit trees. The changing landscape, the variety of shapes and colours, the old churches and chapels and the warm hospitality of the local inhabitants make the Pitsilia region one of the most beautiful parts of Cyprus. The Pitsilia area is accessible either from Lemesos (Limassol), or from Lefkosia (Nicosia).


From Lemesos: Lemesos - Gerasa - Agios Theodoros - Agros road or Lemesos - Trimiklini - Pelendri - Agros road.


From Lefkosia: Lefkosia - Palaichori - Agros road or Lefkosia - Kakopetria - Karvounas - Kyperounta road.


Potamitissa is a truly beautiful village. Encompassed with lush green, vineyards and orchards, it lies on the slopes of Troodos Mountains offering a wonderful view and emitting a tranquil feeling. Situated in the region of Pitsilia, Potamitissa village is delightfully charming, enchanting visitors with its simplicity and natural splendor.
The village of Agros lies in the Limassol district and has a population of about 700 people. It is one of the most unique villages in Cyprus being built amphitheatrically among the mountains containing cultural and historical sites within a magnificent natural environment. This lovely village has stayed faithful to its traditions and customs which is one of the reasons why it is so endearing.
The tranquil village of Palaichori is a large village lying in the wonderfully scenic mountain area of Pitsilia. With nearly 750 years of documented history, it is a harmonious mix of new and old generations.
Fterikoudi village possesses an especial historic, social and architectural character that arouses warm feelings to those who visit it. A truly picturesque village in every sense of the word, it is encompassed by tall ridges reaching over 3,650 feet adorned with many trees, especially pine trees.
Situated in the hills, east of the “Karvouna – Saitta” valley, Pelendri lies at 2,900 above sea level. On the western flank of Pitsilia, it borders with the villages of Kato Amiantos, Trimiklini, Potamitissa and Agros.
Lying in the Nicosia district and at the centre of the Pitsilia region, the village of Platanistasa is one of true Greek heritage. A fair drive to get to, it has an altitude of approximately 3,100 feet above sea level. It sits among rough mountainous terrain with abrupt mountain peaks reaching 3,280 feet and deep narrow valleys. The views from here are captivating.
With a distinctive green mountain landscape consisting of wetlands developed in cavities, Livadia village is a singly exceptional place to experience. The wetlands flood during winter, so much so, they remain damp and muddy during the summer.
In the district of Pitsilia lies the village of Askas, to the southwest of Nicosia at an altitude of 2,950 feet. Situated on steep mountain slopes through which the Askas River passes, it is blessed with streams and wonderful valleys.
Alona lies on the North face of the Troodos Mountains, bounded by the ‘Madari’ and ‘Papoutsa’ peaks and reaches an altitude of 3,940 feet. Its existence has been known since the beginning of the Frankish period.

Kyperounda village

Kyperounda is a picturesque village that still honors traditional architecture. The “religious monuments”, explicitly the main church of the village dedicated to Saint Marina, the church of Virgin Mary and Chrysosotiros and the chapel of the Holy Cross add to the beauty of the village. It is worth mentioning that the chapel is interesting for its “ecclesiastical sculpture” and its murals that go bask to 1521. The chapel is included in the World Heritage catalogue conducted by Unesco, and it has been turned into a museum.