Lying in the region of southern Marathasa in the Limassol area, the village of Prodromos is situated at 4,500 feet above sea level and as a result, is the highest placed village in the whole of Cyprus.
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.
SPILLIA – KOURDARI VILLAGE
In the centre of the forest ‘Adelfoi’ (Brothers), which itself lies in the middle of the mountainous green ‘amphitheatre’, the Spilia – Kourdari villages are characterized by very dense natural green, one of few villages to do so. The Atlas River originates from Spilia crossing Kourdali. The Klarios river branch springs up very near to Spilia as well.
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 Marathasa valley is the village of Kalopanayioitis. The Agios Ioannis Lampadidistis Monastery to be found there is one of the many Cyprus monuments placed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list and is a popular attraction. One of the more spectacular resorts on the island it also has sulphur springs, traditional architecture, and a lavish valley.
A tiny, largely deserted village it has a special character and the surrounding scenery makes for a place of harmony and peacefulness.
Pedoulas village is another village that lies in the Marathassa valley, found high up on Troodos Mountain at an altitude of 3,600 feet. It lies in a beautiful environment, encircled by spring waters, cherry trees and pine trees.
Foini village lies in a lavishly green natural environment among pine trees on the steep slopes of Troodos Mountain. It is a wonderfully graphic place among the mountain peaks at an altitude of 3,020 feet.
Along with its neighboring village of Kakopetria, Galata welcomes thousands of tourists throughout the year. Lying 60 km west of the capital in the scenic valley of Solea in the Troodos Mountains, Galata lies on both sides of the river Klarios in a rich verdurous environment.
Found in the highest part of Solea valley at about 2,700 feet above sea level, Kakopetria village is a popular place for locals and tourists. Surrounded by a charming green natural environment including Giant oak trees, the village lies next to the Karkotis River.
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.
Lying in the mountains in the Marathasa Valley of Troodos at 2,950 feet above sea level, the village of Moutoullas contains a 13th century Church which is on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. The church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary; ‘Panagia’. Panagia tou Moutoulla is one of the oldest steep-pitched wooden roof types with frescoes in the world, dating back to 1280 A.D. The village bottles and sells its famous mineral water nationwide and is also famous for its fruits. You are always welcome here by the village’s extremely friendly inhabitants.
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.
Platres in the summer is a booming mountain village with over 9,000 inhabitants in the peak of the summer months. Because the village is so popular with tourists during the summer, most of these inhabitants are related to the tourism industry. But, amazingly, the permanent residents of the village all year round are just 250 people. In fact since 1881 when the village had a population of 100 people, throughout the years the population has risen and fallen, reaching its maximum permanent residents of 500 in the year 1946. Apart from the tourism industry some of the residents work in the area of fruit cultivation.
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.
Lemithou lies in the Marathassa region, one of the highest in Cyprus. At an altitude of 3,600 feet it is one of the 10 uppermost villages on the island. Its layout is remarkable since it is like that of an amphitheatre and is immersed in a beautiful green natural environment.
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.
One of the most beautifull villages in Cyprus it nestles in the southern foothills of the Troodos Mountains. At an altitude of 900 meters, Omodos is in the centre of the famous wine making region of the country and is only a 30 minute drive from Limassol town.
The village is built around the Monastery of the Holy Cross which, according to records, dates back to the arrival of Saint Helena in Cyprus (A.D.337). The Monastery is home to a piece of the Holy Rope with which Christ’s hands were tied to the Cross.
Travelling for 25 minutes, just 26km northwest of Limassol, one meets the picturesque village of Lofou. Lofou is listed as an architecturally important village by UNESCO. Little more than 20 years ago it was an abandoned village but now the villagers are returning and restoring the homes in keeping with their original character and is widely regarded as one of the most enchanting and unspoiled villages in Cyprus.
The location of the village is ideal for both winter and summer.
The village of Vouni is situated approximately 22 kilometers north-west of the town of Limassol, at an average altitude of 800 meters above sea level. The village stands out for its traditional architecture, since it is built on a hillside sloping downwards. Narrow streets going uphill / downhill, stonebuilt houses, wooden doors and others make up the scenery at the centre of the village which is rich in tradition and history.
Among Krasochoria in Limassol, Koilani is one of the most famous, with a rich, long historical tradition and cultural heritage.
It is built in the eastern part of Afamis and its vineyards cover a vast area, lying adjacent to Omodos, Madria, Pera Pedi, Sylikou, Lofou and Vouni.
The village of Arsos is one of the biggest wine producing villages in Cyprus. It lies 40 kilometres from Limassol and 45 kilometres from Paphos It is built on the slopes of Laona mountain, 1092 metres above sea level, with an open horizon on the Valley of the Diarizos River, as far as the sea of Paphos. Thanks to this geographical position, it enjoys a wonderful cool and dry climate in summer and attracts therefore hundreds of holidaymakers.
The Nature bestowed the village of Moniatis with the most beautiful colors and scents. Moniatis is an “exquisite resort” built in the foothills of Mount Troodos. It has “rich vegetation, mostly pine trees”.
Giorgos Karouzis depicts the natural beauty of Moniatis with an excellent description. Specifically, he writes: “Only the colors of green and the height of some trees indicate the different kinds of vegetation. The tall and thin cypresses stand out, the deep green walnuts, the eucalypts with their red trunks and their peculiar leaves, the tall linden trees with their silver and green leaves, all next to the creel of the small confluent of River Kourris”.
Kaliana is very beautiful village that is surrounded by green forest and is built in the western side of Karkotis, with its own old history, the preservable popular architecture, the landscapes with the wild natural beauties, the unique hospitality of the residents, it has become an ardent desire for a lot of our compatriots that search desperately in order to acquire a place to build their shelter wanting to escape from the daily stress of the cities, feel calm and rest.