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The countryside in Cyprus is blessed with natural and man-made beauty with an abundant historical heritage. Its beautifully unique natural environment is complemented by its traditional villages and architecture which lend it a special character and are always welcoming of visitors in the traditional warm and hospitable Cypriot way. Such an environment imbues a peaceful harmony between humans and nature, something which can be felt as soon as you have arrived in Cyprus and is one of the reasons visitors come here.

In such communities, visitors come in to contact with the welcoming locals of the traditional villages, experience the simple and serene life, learn old folk customs, take in the surrounding tranquil nature life and to round the experience off and enjoy the unique to the island traditional foods and drink.
Central Square, Cyprus

Central Square, Kakopetria

103 m

The beautiful central square of Kakopetria with the tall plane trees and coffee shops, where you can try the traditional homemade sweets of the area and you can sit round the fireplace during the winter. The square it's just a few minutes away from the old quarter of the village which is a listed area with cobbled streets where old houses have been carefully restored or reconstructed.

Watermills, Cyprus

Watermills, Kakopetria

107 m

The mill was built by a deacon of Saint Nicholas monastery in 1754. The documents which were found agree that this mill belonged to the Archbishop and then was rented to others. The people who visit the Mill can learn some basic things on its operation and the history of the mills in Cyprus. When you enter the premises of the mill you will see a rectangular wooden tub, which is narrower at the bottom. In this tub they used to put cereals, wheat and barley. On the millstone they used to place a special lever which grinded the cereals in small or coarse grains.

 Heroes' Monument, Cyprus

Heroes' Monument, Kakopetria

147 m

The heroes’ monument of Kakopetria is dedicated to all the inhabitants of the village who fought for their country during the national war of independence in 1955-59. On the monument you can see the goddess Niki (Victory). The unveiling of the monument took place on 27 June 1993 by the ex president of Cyprus, Glafkos Kliridis. The figures of Alekos Kostantinou and Panayiotis Toumazou were added on the monument on 29/05/2005. The first hero was born in Kakopetria and the second one died in the village. The monument was realized thanks to the contribution of the Board of the Historical Memory for the EOKA fighters. By building this monument, the community of Kakopetria honors the memory of all the heroes who died for their country.

 Kakopetria Old Power Station, Cyprus

Kakopetria Old Power Station, Kakopetria

148 m

The Kakopetria power station began its operation at the beginning of the 20th century specifically in 1926 due to the initiative of Christos Vasiliou, a resident of the village. The source of energy of the power station was water, giving it a special place in the history of electricity in Cyprus. According to the son of the Vasiliou couple, the hydroelectric power station had the following structure: It was composed by a tower (50 meters) with an opening of around 2 meters. The tower was joined with a concrete channel. Water ran through this channel into the hole causing the runner to begin functioning. The runner then activated the machine which ultimately provided the electric power. Nowadays, the Electricity Authority of Cyprus is cooperating with the Community Council of Kakopetria and is trying to restore the hydroelectric power station of the area. They are replacing various mechanical parts of the station to make it functional with the intent of converting it into a museum.

 Panayiotis Toumazou & Alekos Kostantinou Statue, Cyprus

Panayiotis Toumazou & Alekos Kostantinou Statue, Kakopetria

164 m

The community of Kakopetria honors the fighter Panayiotis Toumazou with a monument built on the spot where he was killed. Panayiotis Toumazou died during a fight with English soldiers having in his pocket the emblem of peace. The unveiling of the monument took place in 23 June 1993 by the minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Giorgos Petridis. The monument is built on the road of Nicosia-Troodos and more specific in the area of “Saranta Mili”.

 EOKA Hideouts, Cyprus

EOKA Hideouts, Kakopetria

164 m

The guerilla fighters of EOKA built their hideouts at the mountain slopes of Kakopetria which are covered by dense and wild vegetation. The hideouts were spread along the mountain slope. One of the hideouts was built at the location “Vrysi” of the “Piteron” peak and was accessed by the fighters through a wild uphill trail, whereas a second hideout was located northeast of the church of Agios Nicolaos Stegis, at the location “Shiaka”. The hideout was covered by wild vegetation and situated “near a narrow trail leading towards the river”

“Eliomylos” Museum, Cyprus

“Eliomylos” Museum, Kakopetria

165 m

The Museum is housed in the yard of the Church of Soteros, at the old picturesque neighbourhood of Kakopetria. The old olive mill with the distinctive millstone displayed at the museum today is no longer in operation. The traditional mill consisted of 2 stones. The first one was called “skoutellin” and the second one millstone. The “skoutellin” is actually a round stone that was used as a basin, while the millstone is also a round stone with a hole in the centre where a horizontal post was placed. The millstone, as the residents of Kakopetria describe, would rotate with the help of men pushing the post.

Cycling Routes, Cyprus

Cycling Routes, Kakopetria

172 m

Follow the Troodos cycling routes or even make your own. Set the pace you desire whether training or leisure and fill your lungs with fresh air while doing your bit to fight global warming and protect the environment.

 “Linos” Museum, Cyprus

“Linos” Museum, Kakopetria

186 m

“Linos” Museum is housed in a building on Old Kakopetria Street. It consists of three thematic sections, with the first one being dedicated to wine, the second one to bread and the third one to olive oil. The building housing Linos has been leased by Mr. Stelios Alkiviades in the year 2000. In fact, the latter has begun a partial gentrification of the building. Some years ago, the Pancyprian Organisation of Architectural Heritage (POAK), in cooperation with the Department of Town Planning and Housing have renovated the building using European funds.

 Kakopetria Swimming Pool, Cyprus

Kakopetria Swimming Pool, Kakopetria

272 m

The swimming pool is located at the main road to Ayios Nikolaos tis Stegis in the centre of the new village with a parking place. A Bar, Restaurant and Cafeteria are available and offer ice creams, cocktails, local wine and more. The main objective is the special service and low prices.
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 Old Kakopetria, Cyprus

Old Kakopetria, Kakopetria

277 m

Palia Kakopetria (the old part of the village) is the most beautiful and picturesque part of the village and it is surrounded by two rivers: Karkotis and Garilis. The architecture of Palia Kakopetria will attract and amaze you with its distinct character. The houses are all built very close to each other and almost all of them have two floors. The roofs of the houses seem to be united as a big imaginable road. Every house had a little yard where they usually kept logs which were used in the mud-oven and in the “tsiminia” which is something similar to the fireplace. Among the traditional and picturesque houses of Kakopetria lies a tortuous stone made road. Within the efforts for the embellishment of Palia Kakopetria, a sewage system was put below the stone made road. Palia Kakopetria is a vivid museum of folk tradition and architecture and offers to every visitor amazing landscapes and many elements of the Cypriot civilization.

 Kakopetria Forest, Cyprus

Kakopetria Forest, Kakopetria

399 m

Kakopetria Forest is dominated by pine-trees, platan-trees and poplars prevail , in contrast to acacias and oak trees which only constitute minor “brushworks” of this idyllic picture. Kakopetria is ideal for nature lovers since, apart from the green beauties, the village maintains the “Trail of Atalanti” which begins from the location “Chromio” and ends at the “Troodos Square”.

Community Stadium, Cyprus

Community Stadium, Kakopetria

1.1 km

The Kakopetria Community Stadium was the seat of the Kakopetria Sports Association (AEK), which was founded in 1984 and came from the unification of PAOK Kakopetrias and Olympus Kakopetrias. The Kakopetria Community Stadium is the only one in Solea that is planted with grass.

 River Clarios, Cyprus

River Clarios, Kakopetria

1.5 km

A green veil created with nature’s most beautiful colours covers the village of Kakopetria. Pieces of land covered with wild vegetation mingle with cultivated pieces of land creating a magical scenery. This idyllic image of the village is completed by the two side-rivers of the River Clarios which are united in the heart of Kakopetria, freely giving their water to the village. Kakopetria constantly enjoys the sound of the streams which create a sweet melody which in turn provides peace and quiet.

Nature Trails, Cyprus

Nature Trails, Kakopetria

6.8 km

The Forestry Department has created a number of trails carefully designed to cover areas of rich natural vegetation and cultural interest. They have been landscaped on gentle gradients and are, as a rule, circular so that all age groups can easily use them. In many cases, there are signposts in place, to indicate the starting point of the trail, as well as flora and geology features along the route. Although walking in Cyprus can be enjoyed throughout the year, the recommended seasons are during late Autumn (November) and spring, when the Cyprus rural and forest areas are at full bloom.

Troodos Region, Cyprus

Troodos Region, Troodos

7.5 km

One glance at the map of Cyprus shows the dominant position of the Troodos mountains; set at its very centre, reaching almost 2,000 metres, their peaks survey every part of the island, and on a clear day you can enjoy breathtaking panoramas. In March, from Olympus point, skiers on their slopes can clearly see sails dotted on a sea of the deepest blue. Perhaps the churches and monasteries are the most famous features of the region, whether it is for their often overwhelmingly beautiful setting and architecture; or for the art treasures they contain, in the form of Byzantine icons and frescoes. Nature trails have been recently developed extensively, in particular around Troodos resort, and range from three to nine kilometres in length; they provide a wealth of objects of interest, to the botanist, naturalist, ornithological expert - or to just plain nature lovers! Species of flower or plant can be found which are not merely native to Cyprus only, but are peculiar to the Troodos region alone.