Lysos

Lysos

Lysos is located about 36 kilometres north-east of Pafos. It is the largest - with regard to territory -village of the Pafos district and covers a range of 9,526 hectares. The village is built at an average altitude of 560 metres and it borders with the Nicosia district in the east. The village's highest point is "Tripylos" (1,362 metres), located in the most eastern section of the village, in the "Stavros tis Psokas" region. The largest part of the village's territorial range is covered by forest and wild vegetation. These are the grounds were the Cyprus Mouflon ("Agrino", Ovis Orientalis Ophion Cyprius) and several other rare birds live. There are remarkable Nature Trails in the region, the visitor being able to observe -unique in their kind -plants, birds, and reptiles. A forest police station has its headquarters in "Stavros tis Psokas" and there is also an amazing camping site. A similar site also exists in Agios Merkourios, not falling short in natural beauty.
Lysos receives an average annual rainfall of about 615 millimetres; vines, fruit trees, olive trees, carobs, citrus trees, legumes, cereals, and a few vegetables are cultivated in the region. As far as transportation is concerned, Lysos is connected to Polis Chrysochous via the Meladeia-Peristerona-Steni road. In the north-west it connects to the village Pelathousa and -from there on -to Polis Chrysochous. In the north-east it connects to Stavros tis Psokas, the Monastery of Kykkos, and from there on to the mountain resorts of Troodos. The main church of the village is dedicated to "Panagia Chryseleousa". It was constructed around the end of the 15th or in the beginning of the 16th century and it belongs to the -so called -Frank-Byzantine rhythm, which combines Byzantine and Gothic elements, a dome and arches. The chapel of St. George located east of the village, inside the forest between Lyssos and Kynousa. It was built in the 13th century and it is under the protection of the Antiquities Department.There are also many other chapels around the village.

Activities
Visit the Church of Panagia Chryseleousa and the other chapels around the village, the Holy Water and Cave of Agios Charalambos. Follow the wine routes No. 1 (Laona - Akamas)  and No. 2 (Vouni Panagias - Ambelitis) which are the nearby areas. Visit "Stavros tis Psokas" to see the famous Cyprus Mouflon(Agrino).  Go for hiking in Akamas Peninsula and Troodos Mountains.

Services
Coffee Shop, Mini Market, Tavernas, Training Facilities

Distances
Larnaca Airport - 166 km
Paphos Airport - 51 km


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