A popular summer resort
50 km from Lefkosia, 50 km from Lemesos, 15 km from Troodos.
This beautiful mountain resort is known for its cool, pine-scented air, its lush greenery, and its various leisure options around the vibrant village square.
The village stretches across the Karkotis valley, with the old village on the left, and its more recent buildings on the right. Old Kakopetria has been declared a historical and archaeological monument. With its imposing traditional Cypriot architecture, the two-storey houses with their wooden balconies and the narrow stone-paved alleys, it is truly a pleasure to simply take a walk around Kakopetria. During your stroll, make sure to sample the traditional sweets known as ‘lokmades’. Several points of interest dot the area, such as the restored old flour mill, the 16th century church of Theotokos, and the Byzantine church of Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis, located 5 km from the village. The church is decorated with murals dating back to the 11th -17th century, and is considered one of the most interesting Byzantine churches on the island. When it’s time for a meal, Kakopetria’s trout is highly recommended. Alternatively, plan a picnic in the nearby Platania forest.