Kakopetria is the highest village in the Solea Valley in Cyprus and sits between two rivers located about 30 miles away from Nicosia. It is over 650 m above sea level and this means there is perfectly pure mountain air which makes this a perfect destination for a relaxing getaway. It is a fantastic location in the winter months to use as a base for skiing, the Troodos Mountains are the location of Mount Olympus and they are nearby.
The town has an incredible atmosphere which you will easily be able to absorb by a walk around the stunning ancient town. The tiny streets are lined with historic buildings and churches and there are many houses made of stone. There are a fantastic many taverns in the town square where you will be able to delight in a drink or a silent meal.
This mountain village is romantic and authentic and there are some fantastic seats to delight in wines that are produced in the local area as well as restaurants that are ration up brilliant local cuisine. There are also many wineries in the mountains where vistors can taste the local vintages.
There are a fantastic many Byzantine churches and ancient monasteries in the area and one of note is the Kykkos Monastery which is probably the most well-known monastery in all of Cyprus. There is a world Heritage site nearby which includes a castle, the House of Dionysis and the tombs of the Kings
Climbing and walking is very well loved in the area as there are gorgeous valleys, thick forests and plenty of flora and fauna to be loved. The area is surrounded by well marked trails that will take you through some of the most spectacular scenery in the region. Many of the trails take you on routes that will allow you to see some of the regions most notable monasteries.
For those who want to experience a touch a bit more exciting there are plenty of opportunities for mountain biking in the region. There are many routes that cover different types of terrain and there is a touch for everyone – whether you are looking for just a leisurely ride or a touch a bit more intense. Horse riding as well as jeep safaris are another fantastic way to explore the area.
If you’re looking for a fantastic place to relax then the beaches on the south coast are the perfect location. You will also find plenty of water sports on offer as well as diving and snorkelling opportunities. Golfers will delight in the region as there are several 18-hole golf courses a fleeting guide away from the town. The weather in the region is hot and dry but the altitude brings significant relief from the heat.