Kalopanayiotis is located 60 km west of the Nicosia district. It dominates the valley of Marathasa, the mountainous volume of Troodos, in the heart of an impressive natural environment with rich forests and many springs. The area in which Kalopanayiotis is located was known from the very old times, but the village did not exist before the 11th century. There are 2 versions of the name of the village. One argues that the village took its name from its first inhabitant (called Panayiotis), who built his house near the monastery of Agios Ioannis Lampadistis. The other version says that the village took its name from two brothers, Panayiotis who was the good guy and Peter who was the bad guy. The version claims that Panayiotis left the village where he used to be with his brother and the village where he went to live was called Kalopanayiotis (while the bad Peter stayed in the village, which was called Kakopetria).