Located in the Troodos mountain range in the Pitsilia region of the Lefkosia district, the village of Palaichori is just 40 km from Nicosia. The village is 930 m above sea level and is separated in two by the Serrache River, which springs from the Papoutsa mountain offerring accommodation in beautiful traditional houses and the village life experience at its best. The village is home to vineyards, nut and fruit trees, and produces the spirit Zivania in the traditional way. The spirit also plays a role in important village traditions, such as sharing it with friends in the church courtyard on name days. Four old and interesting churches, including significant Byzantine churches (the Transfiguration of the Saviour 16th century World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO and Saint George 17th century) are worth a visit, whilst other sights include the village unique square, a museum exhibiting Byzantine Heritage, the restored hideout of the Gregoris Afxentiou (liberation struggle 1955-1959), and the statue of the Cypriot Mother praides the ethos and the love for the country displayed by the mothers who lost their children during the liberation.
Fishing enthusiasts will enjoy partaking in the leisurely hobby at Palaichori Dam, which is constructed on the river of Kampiou.
Activities and Places of Interest
Visit the museum of Byzintine Heritage, Walk in the narrow paths of the village to admire the local architecture, Follow the nature trails of Pitsilia area. Visit the Churches of Agios Georgios dating from about 16th -17th Century, the Church of Panagia Chrysopantanassa of the 16th Century with frescoes influenced by both western and byzantine styles. The Church of Metamorfosis tou Sotiros (the Transfiguration of The Saviour) with its wooden-roof, single-aisle style, built in the 16th Century and listed in the World Heritage Monuments of UNESCO. The Church of Agios Loucas, at the site of an older wooden-roof church.
The opening hours to visit the Unesco Church are 10 am to 1 pm, Tuesday to Thursday. In case you need assistance, you can call: +357 99793362 or +357 99974230.
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Larnaka airport 77 km
Pafos airport 97 km
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