Kakopetria village

Kakopetria village

Website: http://www.kakopetria.eu/en/attractions-len/oldkakopetria-len

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.

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

Distances
Larnaka airport  104 km
Pafos airport 85.7 km


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Agios Nicolaos tis Stegis
Agios Nicolaos tis Stegis
Bridge
Bridge
Church of Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros
Church of Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros
Church of Metamorfosis tou Sotiros
Church of Metamorfosis tou Sotiros
East side of Agios Nicolaos tis Stegis
East side of Agios Nicolaos tis Stegis
Kakopetria village bridge
Kakopetria village bridge
Kakopetris Old part of the village
Kakopetris Old part of the village
Olive mill
Olive mill
South side of Agia Theotokos
South side of Agia Theotokos
Sweets
Sweets
The Mill
The Mill
The Rock
The Rock
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