1 Walking

A good range of hiking trails traverse the mountains, often visiting waterfalls or circling the peaks themselves – for a start try the Artemis trail.

2 Pedoulas

A particularly scenic mountain village, also hosting a fine museum and a famous church.

3 Painted churches

Ten churches in the region have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites owing to the stunning medieval frescoes they contain.

4 Kykkos Monastery

A fine example of a modern Greek Cypriot monastery, with the added interest of its links with Archbishop Makarios III – also a great place to pick up souvenirs.

5 Picnics

There are lovely picnic areas all over the Troodos Mountains, particularly on the way to major monasteries – one of the best is at Xystarouda near Kykkos.

6 Fikardou

A mountain village meticulously preserved by the Department of Antiquities – a snapshot of the past.

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