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Kakopetria village


Kakopetria is located south-west of the capital Nicosia and it is built upon the foothill of the Troodos Mountains.  It is a village of the Nicosia district and stands at a distance of about 55 kilometres from the capital.  It stands at an altitude of 667 metres  and it is the highest village in the valley of the "Solea" region.   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.

The cool climate, the natural beauty, the endless green spaces, the rivers and the rich folk tradition attract many visitors all year round.  The first tourists of the village, who came by carriages and rented a place to spend the night, are traced in 1918. The ancient Byzantine churches, such as the monastery of Saint Nicolas Stegis - UNESCO heritage site, the chapel of Saint George Perachoritis, the ancient church of Panagia Theotokos, the church of the Transfiguration and the unique traditional Mills are only some of the amazing sights of the village. The forest of the village covers 25.500 hectares and it lies on Troodos. It consists the National Forest Park. It is one of the most beautiful forests in Cyprus and has many natural beauties such as natural trails and roads. While you are in the village don't miss the chance to try the village "trout" and other traditional dishes very well cooked and served by local restaurants.

Acivities and Places of Interest

Hiking in Troodos mountains - "Atalanti trail", walk the trail in the village "Monopati tis Vateris" (1 km),  Ski, visit the 2 museums in the village ('Olive Museum" and "Linos Museum' - dedicated to the wine, bread and olive oil), go to the 2  Watermills. Visit the Old Kakopetria to admire the traditional architecture and visit the churches/chapels  in the village. Enjoy local gastronomy.


Bank, Health Center, Police station, Forest Station, Mini markets, Bakery, coffee shops, restaurants, shops, playground (Elena's park)


Larnaka airport  104 km

Pafos airport 85.7 km

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Registration Number: HE275733

19, Limassol Ave.
Nicosia, 1390

Tel(+357) 22340071

Sinasi Bay 57, Danaos 2 Bolck 2
Paphos, 8015

Tel(+357) 35726201150

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