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5 Places in Cyprus to see autumn colours

5 Places in Cyprus to see autumn coloursin Cyprus

5 Places in Cyprus to see autumn colours

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Enjoy the beauty and intensity of autumn in Cyprus while September can often be as hot as August, the Autumn months in Cyprus are generally pleasant and energising for those of us who live here.

Towards the end of October evenings tend to get cooler. In October through November, leaves change colour and vineyards in Troodos Mountains take on gold and crimson hues against a backdrop of crystal clear sunlight. In Cyprus, even mid-November can feel like summer but by month’s end medium-weight apparel for the late afternoons and evenings will enhance the traveller’s experience.

Enjoy beautiful autumn days in Troodos by visiting the forest, the villages, the vineyards and the amazing views from the highests points of Troodos Mountains.

A complete network of amazing walking trails starting either from the top of the Troodos mountains, with unspoiled, breathtaking views over the sea and the near by villages or across the rivers where the sounds of nature blended with the beauty of the trees and plants invite you to a lifetime experience beyond your imagination and expectations. Live the moment. Enhance your senses and experience to the full one of the most beautiful places in the whole world.

Here are some of our favourite places, in Troodos Mountains to see Autumn colours.


Tzielefos Bridge in Cyprus
Tzielefos Bridge in Cyprus

Tzielefos Bridge

Tzielefos Bridge is one of the medieval bridges positioned between the Elia and Roudia bridges. Another great walking route can be found just over an hour’s drive inland in the verdant Troodos Mountains. There, you can take a trail from Kaminaria Village to the stunning medieval Tzelefos Bridge. You’ll pass the equally entrancing Elia Bridge on your way too.

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Platres Village in Cyprus
kaledonia trail in Cyprus

Platres Village

Located in the Troodos mountain range, in the Lemesos (Limassol) district, the village of Platres sits at an altitude of 1.100 metres. It can be reached from Lemesos by following the B8 route, and then the F825 for Kato Platres.

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PLATANIA FOREST
PLATANIA FOREST

Platania Forest

Enjoy and photograph autumn landscapes in Troodos region like Platania picnic and camping site. Platania is located 5km from the village of Kakopetria near the Platania forest station. The altitude is 1100 meters while the maximum capacity in terms of tents and caravans is 150.

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Kakopetria Village in Cyprus
KLARIOS RIVER in Cyprus

Kakopetria Village

Perched on the slopes of the Troodos Mountain, cuddled in the green of its forests and bathed in the freshness of its streams, Discover the magical scenery of the Solea Valley, and enjoy nature that has been so generous to this picturesque village!
Choose Kakopetria for a memorable vacation, take a journey into the past, and savor the warm hospitality of its inhabitants.

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Pedoulas Village  in Cyprus
Pedoulas Village in Cyprus

Pedoulas Village

Pedoulas is situated on the northern flanks of the Troodos range, 1200 meters, above sea level, and is thw loftiest village of the Marathasa valley. Its history dates back in the Byzantine times. Tourists and visitors can enjoy the exceptional climate and unique scenery in a tranquil setting, at the same time taste a great variety of fruits and its pure and healthy water.

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The 20 Coziest places to stay around Cyprus

The 20 Coziest places to stay around Cyprus in Cyprus

The 20 Coziest places to stay around Cyprus

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Get some rest and unwind at an exquisite hotel or Agrotourism getaway. When it’s snowing outside, the warmth of fireplaces and snuggling up is a thoroughly enjoyable experience. There are many hotels in the Troodos area, and most are within close proximity to the ski resort. If you’re not planning on skiing, you can always head somewhere a little further afield to enjoy the winter ambience. From Kalopanayiotis to Pedoulas, Kakopetria to Platres, there is an endless list of places to put your feet up for the night.

What about Spring!!! Cyprus in springtime is lusciously GREEN! Spring in Cyprus is, for most people, the best time to visit. Winter’s rains bring the countryside to life. February and March are the prime months of verdant colours to behold. The main months of rainfall are December, January and February and, after the countryside has been inundated with much needed water, the magic and the beauty begin to blossom. It is a wonder how plants can withstand such intense fluctuations in temperature yet still survive.

Some of the Cosiest Places to Stay around Cyprus are in the Villages of Kalopanayiotis, Pedoulas, Kakopetria, Askas (Nicosia District) Pano Lefkara, Vavla, Kato Drys, Tochni (Larnaca District) Platres, Lofou, Omodos, Arsos, Potamitissa (Limassol District) Episkopi, Droushia and Pomos (Paphos District).


Aristotelio in Cyprus
Aristotelio in Cyprus

Aristotelio

Pedoulas Village

“Aristotelio” is a small and remarkably elegant hotel, ready to offer a warm hospitality. Located in the community of Pedoulas, in the highest valley of Marathasa, at the tops of the Troodos Mountains.

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Casale Panayiotis in Cyprus
Casale Panayiotis in Cyprus

Casale Panayiotis

Kalo Panayiotis Village

Discover village life in Cyprus through a luxury hotel and spa set in an ancient mountain range. A welcoming, traditional village, cascading down the mountainside, inviting guests to experience a tangible past now revived in a proud, Cypriot community.

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Apokryfo Traditional Guesthouse
Apokryfo Traditional Guesthouse

Apokryfo Hotel

Lofou Village

APOKRYFO comes from the greek ‘”hidden away…..kept secret” a fitting name for this secluded property. Apokryfo is a unique hideaway located at the edge of the picturesque village of Lofou, in the foothills of Mount Olympus, Cyprus. This boutique hotel is made up of a cluster of old stone houses that have been painstakingly renovated by the owners: local architect Vakis Hadjikyriacou and his interior designer wife, Diana.

Oinoessa Traditional Boutique Guest Houses  in Cyprus
Oinoessa Traditional Boutique Guest Houses  in Cyprus

Oinoessa

Lofou Village

Oinoessa is a complex of two luxurious stone-built houses, consisted of six deluxe studio apartments that surround a private courtyard. It is located in one of the most scenic and unspoilt areas of Cyprus, the picturesque village of Lofou. Here, you will find peace and tranquillity: it is the perfect getaway from the stresses of modern life.

Pano Lefkara Villa House  in Cyprus
Pano Lefkara Villa House  in Cyprus

Pano Lefkara
Villa House

Pano Lefkara Village

Built in 1890 , the listed property lies in the heart of the beautiful village. An exceptionally beautiful 4 bedroom traditional 400 sq.m building with an inner courtyard and lush garden.

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RedBlue Door Traditional Listed Houses in Cyprus
RedBlue Door Traditional Listed Houses in Cyprus

RedBlueDoor

Pano Lefkara Village

Situated in Lefkara village, RedBlueDoor offers fully equipped stone houses, which combine both traditional and modern features. Free WiFi is available throughout, while some villas also enjoy spa facilities.

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Linos Inn in Cyprus
Linos Inn in Cyprus

Linos Inn

Kakopetria Village

Linos Inn is situated in Old Kakopetria village, in the Solea Valley – approximately 50 km from Lefkosia (Nicosia) the capital of Cyprus, 50 km from Lemessos (Limassol) the 2nd largest town and 15 km from Mount Olympus, the highest peak of the Troodos mountains.

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RedBlue Door Traditional Listed Houses in Cyprus
Arsorama Village in Cyprus

Arsorama Village

Arsos Village

Arsorama is the home we inherited from our ancestors and which the government has declared preserved. Due to the many beautiful memories we have had in the years gone, by with our great grand parents, we wanted to honor their memory by bringing back life to our ancestral home.

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The Carob Tree Villa in Cyprus
The Carob Tree Villa in Cyprus

The
Carob Tree Villa

Tochni Village

The Carob Tree Village Villa is a 3 bedroom home in the stunning Tochni Village, centrally located in Cyprus. Each room has access to its own private bathroom.

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New Helvetia in Cyprus
Arsorama Village in Cyprus

New Helvetia

Platres Village

Hosted in a 1930s stone building, this vintage-style hotel offers free Wi-Fi, and on-site fitness facilities. It is located in Pano Platres, at the foot of the Troodos Mountains.

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Lyhnos in Cyprus
Lyhnos in Cyprus

Lyhnos

Askas Village

Welcome to the House of Lyhnos, a house whose history goes back two hundred years. Almond blossoms in the spring, picking hazelnuts in August, grapes and vines, grape flavours and wine​.

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Oinou Strata in Cyprus
Oinou Strata in Cyprus

Oinou Strata

Vouni Village

Oinou Strata offers the option of a luxurious and relaxing stay in Vouni, one of the biggest wine-villages of the mountainous Limassol and maybe one of the best agrotourism destinations.

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Palatakia in Cyprus
Palatakia in Cyprus

Palatakia

Kato Drys Village

Housed in a 300-year old building, Palatakia combines traditional architecture with modern facilities. It is located in Kato Drys with several monuments to visit and offers a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant and a bar.

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To Konatzi tis Marikas tzai tou Yianni  in Cyprus
To Konatzi tis Marikas tzai tou Yianni  in Cyprus

To Konatzi

Kato Drys Village

“To Konatzi of Marika and Yiannis” is situated in the centre of the village and it was built in 1865 by the members of the family. The House was restored in 2016.

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Ktima 1937 Kannides in Cyprus
Ktima 1937 Kannides in Cyprus

Ktima 1937
Kannides

Droushia Village

KTIMA 1937 Kannides is a traditional house that has been tastefully renovated and converted into a complex of five apartments in Droushia Village, Paphos District.

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Votsalo villa  in Cyprus
Votsalo villa  in Cyprus

Votsalo villa

Pomos Village

Set in Pomos, just 3.7 km from St Raphaels Church, Votsalo villa offers beachfront accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, a shared lounge, a garden and free WiFi. This property offers a private pool and free private parking.

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Ambelikos in Cyprus
Ambelikos in Cyprus

Ambelikos

Potamitissa Village

Welcome to Ambelikos Agrohotel, a little gem situated on the eastern slopes of the Troodos mountains in the village of Potimitissa. With traditional cuisine and local wines and tucked away from the busy tourist areas.

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Piskopos House in Cyprus
Piskopos House  in Cyprus

Piskopos House

Episkopi Village

In a typical Cyprus Village, Episkopi of Pafos, ideally located for exploring this beautiful and unspoilt region, the traditional Piskopos House can easily become your perfect place of lodging.

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Vavla Rustic Retreat in Cyprus
Vavla Rustic Retreat  in Cyprus

Vavla Rustic Retreat

Vavla Village

Vavla Rustic Retreat is your ideal destination for a quiet, rustic get-away into the countryside of a village steeped in culture, history and traditions. Situated at the very top of the village of Vavla.

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Stou Kir Yianni  in Cyprus
Stou Kir Yianni  in Cyprus

Stou Kir Yianni

Omodos Village

All the wonderful compliments and praise that are bestowed on Omodos Village, apply equally to the ‘house that Stavros built’ Named in honour of his father (Yianni).

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Athalassa National Forest Park

Athalassa National Forest Park in Cyprus

Athalassa National Forest Park

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Located on the south-eastern edge of the city of Lefkosia (Nicosia), Athalassa National Forest Park has a total area of 840 hectares and is an oasis of greenery with many endemic, indigenous trees, shrubs and herbs. Athalassa was declared a National Forest Park in 1990, based on the provisions of the Forestry Legislation. It is located in the southeast of Nicosia and is surrounded, in the north by Aglantzia, in the south west by Strovolos, and Latsia and in the southeast by Geri. In addition to its primary function as space and green lungs, the Park is offered for outdoor recreation activitied, physical exercise and environmental education and training. The Park is becoming increasingly important for the capital, mainly because of its geographical position – as it is easily accessible to the public- , but also because it is the largest free area of green areas in the wider region.Geological samples, fossils and related objects are exhibited in a separate room, and visual material is used to present the local fauna and flora.

Its network of trails – covering 20 kilometres – makes it a popular place for cycling, walking and dog walking (on a designated pathway).

A park to walk, run or cycle. The best place for training in Nicosia. One gets the impression that they are in a forest. There is also a lake in the park something that makes Athalassa a very friendly destination for families with children.
The Botanical Gardens are open daily and are free of charge to visit, whilst the grounds of the park also incorporate a Visitor’s Centre that provides information about the environmental features of the park. A scale model replica of the park shows its basic natural features, vegetation and recreational facilities, whilst dioramas give three-dimensional representations of the area’s vegetation, birds, mammals and reptiles.


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Athalassa National Forest Park in Cyprus
Athalassa National Forest Park in Cyprus

Why locals love it

It is the biggest green area in the capital and locals love to go there for a walk to cycle or simply to relax and appreciate all the wildlife that finds refuge there. There are also picnic facilities, which locals like to use on the weekends.

Athalassa National Forest Park in Cyprus
Athalassa National Forest Park in Cyprus

Why you
should visit it

There are picnic facilities on the park, as well as sports ground and cycling paths, which makes the park a nice alternative for tourists. In addition, there is also a bird observation point, where people can learn more about the birds that live or visit the island.

Special tip
Going there early in the morning is a unique experience!

Athalassa National Forest Park
Athalassa National Forest Park

The visitor centre

The Visitor Centre of the Athalassa National Forest Park is situated on the northeastern edge of the Agios Georgios Park, by the corner of the Kyreneia and Athalassa avenues, in Aglantzia. It is administered by the Department of Forests and was opened to the public in May, 2004. The buildings of the Centre are old government buildings restored by the Department of Forests in collaboration with other authorities.

The Agios Georgios Park in Cyprus
The Agios Georgios Park in Cyprus

The Agios Georgios Park

The Centre is within walking distance from the Agios Georgios Park offering a variety of recreational facilities and a pleasant environment.

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Athalassa National Forest Park in Cyprus
Athalassa National Forest Park in Cyprus

Cylcing Route

Cycling Route National Forest Park Athalassa
Difficulty rate: An easy route for all types of bicycle.

Road condition: Paved road throughout.

Route description: National Forest Park Athalassa was given a 16km long bicycle path on the initiative of the Forestry Department. It is a popular area for the inhabitants of the capital, who go there to exercise or just for fun.

National Forest Park Athalassa is located south of Nicosia (Lefkosia) and to the east of the Nicosia – Limassol motorway.

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3 unspoiled hideaway beaches in the South Coast

Beaches in Cyprus

3 unspoiled hideaway beaches in the South Coast

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The south coast is Cyprus at its most diverse. Beaches hem the shore and offer relaxed holiday fun.
A sunlover’s haven, Limassol is blessed with 16 kilometers of beachfront. This long stretch of sandy beaches includes areas with excellent facilities and clear waters that have been awarded with the Blue Flag label.

Hotel developments may have taken over much of the coast, but drive a little further afield and the natural beauty of the region reveals itself. Beaches around Episkopi Bay nestle in against verdant farmland and dramatic bluffs, while inland the countryside rolls upward in hilly waves, with roads edged by olive and almond trees and vineyard rows.

Here’s a look at the three most unspoiled hideaway beaches in the South Coast.

Zapalo Beach in Cyprus
Zapalo Beach in Cyprus

Zapalo Beach

Episkopi

Located right under the Sanctuary of Apollo Hylates, Zapalo Bay is propably the most spectacular beach in the Limassol District. It is a large bay which combines steep cliffs, fine brown sand, white rocks and crystal-clear deep-blue waters. The view from the top of the bay is stunning.

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Cape Aspro in Cyprus
Cape Aspro in Cyprus

Cape Aspro

Pissouri

A landscape of unique, wild charms unravels at the western coast of the Limassol district. Cape Aspro, whose name is related to the white, chalky cliffs rising above the beach, is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular places in the Limassol district.

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Governor’s Beach in Cyprus
Governor’s Beach in Cyprus

Governor’s Beach

Governor’s Beach offers the perfect balance of a beautiful natural setting and mild human intervention. Dark grey sand with graceful white chalk rocks protruding into the navy blue sea are complemented with sunbeds,umbrellas and nearby amenities, making your visit here both relaxing and comfortable.

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Where to stay in limassol in Cyprus
Where to stay in limassol in Cyprus

Where to stay?

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Pomos village

Pomos in Cyprus

Pomos

Paphos

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Pomos village, hanging on the cliffs of west coast Cyprus, lies about 20 km afar from Polis Chrysochous, on the way to Akamas nature reserve.
It is a laid back village very peaceful and quiet. It is ideal for those wanting to live the authentic Cyprus way of life, away from the hassle and bustle of tourist’s resorts.

This tranquil and calm area prides itself with amazing views of the coastline and sandy beaches, making it the ideal place for rest and relaxation.

Pomos is one of the remaining unspoiled and undisturbed areas of Paphos. An ideal location to get away from it all.

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Beach Pomos in Cyprus
Beach Pomos in Cyprus

Beach

The beach that shows up in front of you is not only virgin but it has expansion of one kilometer. The beach of Pomos has something special. It has enough width and it is constituted from a fine but also coarse-grained sand, mixed with few colourful pebbles.

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Port in pomos ,Paphos Cyprus
Port in Cyprus

Port

The littoral place of the village contributed to the development of fishery. In the offshore area next to the Akron Pomos, there is a fishery shelter which in 1984 took in four fish boats that kept busy seven residents of the area. With state expenses since 1983 the port of the area developed significantly.

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Cape

The cape of Pomos or the Akron Pomos as it is more known , is in the area of Tilirias about two kilometers north of the village in which he took its name . Its formation took place because of the hard rock that is around it and which resisted the mordant energy of the waves.

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Dragon’s Cave in Cyprus
Dragon’s Cave in Cyprus

Dragon’s Cave

In the past tradition said that ships arrived in the area and made burglaries. In this cave there was the famous Dragon who protected the area from all the evil things that happened then. It is a rocky cave, with an opening to the sea some kilometers further from the port, to the cape. The cave has lots of depth and sweet water comes from there.

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Sunset in Cyprus
Sunset in Cyprus

Sunset

While the sunset begins, the few scattered clouds take a soft golden color and create a marvelous view. The Sunset here is Bucolic and blissful, wonderful and wild, head along this far north western coast of the island. The location of Pomos is the ideal place to watch the sunset. The scenery and nature are unique. Even in the same place every sunset is different from day to day. Pomos is one of the best sunset view points not only in Cyprus but all over Europe.

Pachyammos in Cyprus
Pachyammos in Cyprus

Pachyammos Village

The small village of Pachyammos, just 3,5 km from Pomos is majestically beautiful and the mountains lead straight into the sea. The main point of interest is the impressive church of Agios Rafael, an important pilgrimage site for the faithful due to the belief in the miraculous curing powers of the saint.

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Pomos Accommodation in Cyprus
Pomos Accommodation in Cyprus

Where to stay?

Stunning natural environment, friendly, laid back people, great apartments and villas for your accommodation, wonderful beaches, stunning sunset, Pomos is the ideal place for those seeking active holidays in the nature.

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4 Great trail in Troodos Mountains

4 Great trail in Troodos Mountains in Cyprus

4 Great trail in Troodos Mountains

TROODOS WEATHER

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HIKING TRAILS DIFFICULTY RATINGS

All nature trails are divided in 3 categories of difficulty, as follows:
Category 1: Easy trail, with gentle gradient. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Category 2: Average degree of difficulty, suitable for adults in fair to good fitness levels. Sudden changes in gradient (uphill and/or downhill), and/or course along narrow or rough terrain.

Category 3: High degree of difficulty. Route with difficult terrain such as sudden changes in gradient (uphill and/or downhill), course along particularly rough and/or slippery, and/or narrow, and/or steep terrain. Suitable for adults in very good to excellent fitness levels. Unsuitable for young children.

“GET BACK TO NATURE”
Explore the island’s natural beauty, especially its fauna, flora and mining heritage, by walking its nature trails, which have been created to highlight the beautiful landscapes of Cyprus.
A series of unique and complex geological processes have made Cyprus a model for scientists and a key to understanding the evolution of planet Earth and its oceans.The wooded summit of Troodos is the deepest layer of a piece of oceanic crust and the upper mantle of the earth, i.e. an ophiolite formed 90 million years ago, 8000 metres below the surface of the sea. Cyprus’ forests are mostly natural woodlands of great biodiversity and major ecological significance.

The Trails

In general the terrain is easy to cross and so are the trails. The routes start and finish almost at the same place. The Troodos square.
The trails are Atalanti, Persephone, Psilo Dentro-Pouziaris and Kaledonia.

Basicaly the Atalanti Route starts at 1730m where the square is, then goes to 1830m and finally ascents back to 1748 again.

The routes of Persephone, Psilo Dentro-Pouziaris and Kaledonia starts at 1730m where the square is, then goes all the way down to 1238m and finally ascents back to 1700 again.


Atalanti Trail in Cyprus
Atalanti Trail in Cyprus

Atalanti Trail

TRAIL TYPE: Circular
STARTING POINT: Troodos Square
LENGTH: 14km
ESTIMATED DURATION: 4 – 5 hours
DIFFICULTY RATE: 2

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persephone trail in Cyprus
Port in Cyprus

Persephone Trail

TRAIL TYPE: Linear
STARTING POINT: 150m south of Troodos Square, in the direction of the police station.
LENGTH: 3km
ESTIMATED DURATION: 1 hour
DIFFICULTY RATE: 1

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Psilodentro Pouziaris Trail
Psilodentro Pouziaris Trail

Psilodentro Pouziaris Trail

STARTING POINT: The crossing point of the forest road Platres – Mesa Potamos with the tourist road Moniatis – Platres – Troodos, close to the Psilodentro (Tall Tree).
LENGTH: 9km
ESTIMATED DURATION: 3 – 4 hours
DIFFICULTY RATE: 3
(This path is very challenging due to the uphill and downhill areas of the route.)

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kalidonia trail in Cyprus
kalidonia trail in Cyprus

Kalidonia Trail

TRAIL TYPE: Linear
STARTING POINT: (A) 350m from the main road of Troodos Square – Platres, 3km from the square. You can also access the starting point from the old Troodos – Platres road, after the Presidential Summer Residence. (B) At the Psilodentro (Tall Tree) above Pano (Upper) Platres

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Pissouri Village & Bay

Pissouri Village & Bay in Cyprus

Pissouri Village & Bay

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Pissouri is the third largest village district in the Limassol district of Cyprus, and is located in the Southwest of Cyprus just off the A6 motorway midway between Limassol and Paphos (34 kilometers from both). The main Pissouri village is located about 3 kilometers from the sea on the Cape Aspro ridge, and about 500 feet above sea level. The whole stretch is an absolutely gorgeous spot where the waves that softly lap up against a pebbled and sandy shoreline, partly cradled by the rocky cliffs that drop down to the sea, making the whole setting picture perfect. It is the administrative centre for the Pissouri District, and houses a delightful village square.

There are many charming taverns, coffee shops, as well as entertainment facilities, several chapels, and an imposing and historical Gothic church. The area is quite popular with locals and tourists in the summer, but there’s always a quiet spot to be found, and the crowds don’t even come close to what you would come across in the main hubs of nearby Limassol or Paphos. So what are you waiting for? Time to make the plunge!


Pissouri in Cyprus
ZAPALO BEACH in Cyprus

The Village

There are various theories on the origins of the village’s name, including the belief that it is derived from the resin (’pissa’) that comes from pitch pine, and was produced in the area during the Byzantine and Frankish period.

Pissouri Nature Trails in Cyprus
Pissouri Nature Trails

Nature Trails

The area has 8 hiking trails, crossing through the hills, providing some spectacular views and an amazing geological experience, with fossils of sea life to be found many hundreds of feet above the sea level.

Four of the eight trails are open to both hiking🚶and biking 🚴

Bicycles are available for hire and also guided cycling tours can be arranged.

Pissouri Bay
Pissouri Bay

Pissouri Bay

Pissouri beach is located on the southern point of the old village. It is standing out for its fine golden sand, multi-coloured small pebbles, moderate waves and generally for its crystal clear azure sea.

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Nudist Beach  in Cyprus
Nudist Beach  in Cyprus

Nudist Beach

Pissouri Beach is situated approximately half way between Limassol and Paphos on the west of the island. From the Highway, just head for the exit Pissouri Bay by driving to Columbia Pissouri Hotel and continue until you get to a small roundabout.

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Agricultural Products in Cyprus
Agricultural Products  in Cyprus

Agricultural
Products

The main agricultural product currently grown locally in the Pissouri valley is grapes, destined as “table” grapes and for the production of raisins, known locally as “sultanas”.

HALLOUMI CHEESE  in Cyprus
HALLOUMI CHEESE  in Cyprus

Halloumi Cheese

A Cypriot cheese handmade from the cow, goat, and ewe milk. Halloumi sprinkled with mint and stored in a brine where it develops a unique texture and salty taste. Halloumi can be fried or grilled for a crisp outer layer and a melted chewy inside. Enjoy with a squeeze of lemon juice or with salad, bread and hummus.

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Activities in Cyprus
Activities  in Cyprus

Activities

There are many watersport activities available in the bay, with scuba diving shops, and also rentals available on the beach for jet skis, sailboats, and kayaks.

Accommodation Columbia Beach Resort  in Cyprus
Accommodation Columbia Beach Resort  in Cyprus

Where to stay?

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Our top 5 secret beaches

Pomos in Cyprus

Our top 5 secret beaches

CYPRUS WEATHER

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If your image of Cyprus in high season is one of scorched, drunken tourists clogging the beaches, you’re going to the wrong places. Cities such as Paphos, Ayia Napa, Limassol or Larnaca do get pretty crowded in summer, but if you rent a car in Cyprus and explore, you’ll discover some heavenly golden beaches that have been virtually untouched. Here are some of our favourites, but don’t tell anybody else.

ZAPALO BEACH in Cyprus
ZAPALO BEACH in Cyprus

Zapalo Beach

Episkopi Bay

Located right under the Sanctuary of Apollo Hylates, Zapalo Bay is propably the most spectacular beach in the Limassol District. It is a large bay which combines steep cliffs, fine brown sand, white rocks and crystal-clear deep-blue waters.

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Lara Beach in Cyprus
Lara Beach in Cyprus

Lara Beach

Akamas – Pegeia

ou can get there from driving to Pegeia and then to Agios Georgios. The sand is soft and golden, while the sea is crystal clear and clean. A 4×4 vehicle is necessary to reach this expansive and virtually deserted beach.

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Asprokremmos – Yiannakis Beach
Asprokremmos – Yiannakis Beach

Asprokremmos – Yiannakis Beach

Akamas – Polis

Everyone has a different idea of paradise and at first glance a new venture in Latchi comes close. Near the Anassa hotel, the entire area is known for its natural beauty. To reach this beach you have to take the route leading to the monumental bath of Aphrodite.

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Pachyammos Beach  in Cyprus
Pachyammos Beach  in Cyprus

Pachyammos Beach

Pachyammos Village

In the past tradition said that ships arrived in the area and made burglaries. In this cave there was the famous Dragon who protected the area from all the evil things that happened then. It is a rocky cave, with an opening to the sea some kilometers further from the port, to the cape. The cave has lots of depth and sweet water comes from there.

Direction to Pachyammos Beach

Alaminos Beach in Cyprus
Alaminos Beach  in Cyprus

Alaminos Beach

Alaminos Village

Alaminos beach lies along the Larnaka-Kiti stretch of coast. Virtually hidden from plain sight it is a veritable ‘Secret Paradise’, in actual fact this is indeed what it is called. It is almost hidden from common view and it is truly a secret paradise.

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Spring Loves Cyprus

Spring Loves Cyprus in Cyprus

Spring Loves Cyprus

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Cyprus may be best know for its long hot summers and its dry climate, but the countryside bursts into life in spring, when sporadic February rains and fresh March sun carpet the fields with brilliant wildflowers: yellow wood sorrel, purple wil rosemary, white wild garlic and red poppy anemone, vreating a dazzling display that transforms the landscape

Spring in Cyprus
Spring in Cyprus

Spring

After the countryside has been drenched with much needed water, the magic begins. By mid February the first almond trees blossom resisting the cold or the rain and decorating an almost arid land with their gorgeous pink and white flowers

Troodos Mountains in Cyprus
Troodos Mountains  in Cyprus

Article Photos by: Palaeoman

Troodos Mountains

Spring is also when snowmelt causes the many tributary streams in the Troodos Mountains to fill briefly with cool, fresh water.

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Carnival in Cyprus

Carnival in Cyprus

Carnival in Cyprus

CYPRUS WEATHER

27/02/2019

Few words





Carnival was being celebrated in ancient Greece. Celebrations were being organized in honor of god Dionissos. Ancient Greeks got dressed in various costumes, wore masks and had fun in feasts for days. Cypriots kept this custom. The origin of Carnival traces back to the very past and is closely linked with the history of the Greeks.It seems that it is a festivity related to classical antiquity: the Dionysian festivals called “Dionysian”, during which a contest was taking place amongst three great tragedians of ancient Greece: Aeschylus, Euripides and Sophocles, three dramatists of our history.
Carnival in Cyprus was associated with the beginning of the fasting of Easter. Carnival was called “Apokries” which means in Greek “without meat”. It was celebrated with feasts and traditional games. In addition, people got dressed in costumes and wore masks in order to scare others.

Just like many other festivities and cultural traditions, Cypriot carnival celebrations actually date back to the beginning of the last century, when homes in Limassol opened their doors and welcomed round friends and family for a feast of food and wine. Limassol holds the largest annual carnival in the island of Cyprus. The Limassol Carnival is an important institution: a tradition for the Limassolians, which remains alive and will survive throughout times.

The Limassol Carnival is however a feast that all of us expect to enjoy impatiently and willingly. It was celebrated in an organized way since the past, when groups of merrymakers from all the social strata of the city organized in their houses meetings and organized parades using donkeys, carriages, broughams and bikes. People of that area felt a vast satisfaction watching their fellow citizens disguised satirizing situations, persons and various things directly or indirectly linked with everyday life and the reality of their times.

Carnival is celebrated in towns all over Cyprus, but especially in the city of Limassol. In our days carnival events start on the “Shrove Thursday” (the last of eating meat) with the Carnival King entering the town in a festive atmosphere. Then follows, the children’s parade, the various Serenades’ shows and finally the Grand Carnival Parade which takes place on the last Sunday of the Carnival festivities.

Many people in fancy dresses participate to enjoy a special razzledazzle. Special consideration has been given to the decoration of the town. All the places where festivities are planned, as well as the central key points of the town, are decorated in an as ingenious way as possible.

Parties are held and people gather to feast, sing satirical songs and play games. The last Sunday of the “Cheese Week” is the highlight of the Carnival. This is when the Grand Carnival Parade takes place on the last “Green Monday ” or the first day of lent.

Colourful floats and groups of people, singing and dancing, parades in the main roads of Limassol create a truly festive atmosphere. The open-air celebrations and feasting take place throughout Cypriot towns but the Grand Parade in Limassol is the peak focus of the Carnival. During the Carnival parade large crowds from all over the island gather to watch the floats accompanied by the serenades and amazing costumed groups.



Direction to Carnival in Cyprus

Event schedule for the Limassol carnival 2019
( 28/2 – 10/3 )

Carnival in Cyprus
Carnival in Cyprus

Tsiknopempti

28/2 Thursday

11:00a.m.
Carnival fiestas in front of the Hellenic BanK (Gladstonos Str., former Limassol Cooperative Bank) and Bank of Cyprus (Ayiou Andreou Str. opposite Ayia Napa church).

12.30p.m.
The “Limassol Serenaders” will be singing at Saripolou Square.

Limassol Carnival in Cyprus
Port in Cyprus

Friday

01/3

7.00p.m. | MEDIEVAL CASTLE SQUARE
The Monterni Kairi Choir, the “Limassol Serenaders”, the Ariones Choir, the EDON Limassol Serenaders, the Choir of the Cultural Association of EAC Employees and the male vocal ensemble “Ilandron” will be singing at the Medieval Castle square. Route: Irinis Street (in front of the Monterni Kairi Cultural Group) – Medieval Castle Square.


Saturday

02/3

10.30a.m. | HELLENIC BANK
(former Limassol Cooperative Bank, Gladstonos str.) The Municipality’s children’s train will be touring around the city. The first tour will take place at 10.30a.m. Other tours will follow on a first-come first-served basis.

Carnival in Cyprus
Carnival  in Cyprus

Sunday

03/3

11.30a.m. | CHILDREN’S CARNIVAL PARADE
Starting Point: Sea front road, Municipal Garden traffic lights.
Ending: 2nd sea front parking lot – next to “Red” cafe
The parade will be preceded by the Queens of Carnival and the Limassol Majorettes of the Cyprus Girl Guides Association and followed by the Limassol Majorettes.

Carnival in Cyprus
Carnival in Cyprus

Monday

04/3

7.00p.m. | PANOS SOLOMONIDES MUNICIPAL CULTURAL CENTRE
The Limassol Municipality and the Cyprus Photographic Society – Limassol Branch, co-organise the photographic exhibition on the theme of “Limassol Carnival 2018”.

limassol carnival in Cyprus
limassol carnival in Cyprus

Tuesday

05/3

SERENADERS AT THE LIMASSOL NEIGHBOURHOODS

7.30p.m.
The Monterni Kairi Choir will be singing at Zakaki.

7.30p.m.
The Edon Limassol Serenaders will be singing at Ayios Nicolaos.

limassol carnival in Cyprus
limassol carnival in Cyprus

Wednesday

06/3

7.30p.m. | LIMASSOL’S TETRAFONIA PANOS SOLOMONIDES MUNICIPAL CULTURAL CENTRE
Carnival songs and serenades by the Limassol’s Tetrafonia (Four Voice Men’s Choir).

9.00p.m. | ENAERIOS PARKING PLACE
Carnival Fiesta titled “Love is in the air”, with DJ George Bereck.
Free-style Carnival Costume Competition Awards will be given to the best three participants.

limassol carnival in Cyprus
limassol carnival in Cyprus

Thursday

07/3

7.30p.m. | EVENING CARNIVAL PARADE
Starting Point: Grigoris Afxentiou Square (District Office Building).
Ending Point: Medieval Castle Square
The Limassol Municipality in collaboration with the association “Friends of Limassol Carnival” co-organize an Evening Carnival Parade with the participation of the Batukinio percussion instruments group and the Limassol Majorettes.

limassol carnival in Cyprus
limassol carnival in Cyprus

Friday

08/3

7.30p.m. | CHILDREN’S CHOIRS PATTIHIO MUNICIPAL THEATRE
Evening of serenades and carnival songs by the children’s choirs of Dreams’ Choir, “Melodies kai Chromata”, the Children’s Choir of the Papadakion Municipal School of Music, the Music Workshop, Children’s Choir and Piccolo of Epilogi and the Armonia Choir.
Entrance: €5

limassol carnival in Cyprus
limassol carnival in Cyprus

Saturday

09/3

10.30a.m. | HELLENIC BANK
(former Limassol Cooperative Bank, Gladstonos Str.)
The Municipality’s children’s train will be touring around the city. The first tour will take place at 10.30a.m. Other tours will follow on a first-come first-served basis.

limassol carnival in Cyprus
limassol carnival in Cyprus

ARTICLE PHOTOS by: Sergey Galyonkin
SLIDE PHOTO by: Petros Karadjias
ARTICLE TEXT (CARNIVAL IN CYPRUS) by: Forum Private School

Grand Carnival Parade

10/3 Sunday

Archbishop Makarios III Avenue
Starting Point: Ayios Nikolaos Round About
Ending Point: Polemidia Traffic Lights (Fairways)

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