|The impressive mountains of Troodos reach an altitude of over 1900m, offering pine-scented forest walks in summer and skiing during the winter months.|
Well known since ancient times for its mines, these mountains are complete with beautiful resorts, picturesque villages, Byzantine monasteries and churches. Ten of the churches are included in the official UNESCO list of cultural treasuers of the world's heritage. Beside Machairis to the east and the actual Troodos district around Mount Olympus (height 1951m), there are four other districts in the Troodos region, each with its own character and separate charm, and easy to reach from either Limassol or Nicosia.
This picturesque area lies on the eastern slopes of Troodos and is composed of about 40 villages that cling to the mountainside amidst vineyards and orchards of almond and hazelnut trees.
This fertile valley on the north side of the Troodos range is best known for its cherries. The largest villages are Kalopanagiotis, Mouttoulas, Pedoulas and Prodromos. Three important monasteries are Kykko, Trooditissa, and Mesa Potamos.
Two popular resorts here are the mountain villages of Galata and Kakopetria, famous for their Byzantine churches. Both offer a good range of hotels and restaurants, and yet still retain much of the old folk architecture.
NEAREST EUROPCAR BRANCH:
Georgiou A Street, Belmar Complex, Shops 3&4, Yermasoyia, Limassol
|NOTE: Deliveries to the Troodos region are subject to an Out Of Town Limits charge of 28.75|