Discover Villages Kampos Tsakkistras

Kampos Tsakkistras

Tsakkistra is a village in the district of Nicosia, within the geographical district of Marathasa, around 72 Km southwest from the capital.

It is 35 Km away from Morfou, which lies on its North East. After the 1974 Turkish invasion and the cutting off of the main road joining the village with Nicosia, one can reach the village using the Kykkos-Gerakia road: this route is around 115 Km.

Tsakkistra is built on on the upper part of the Kampos river valley, at a height of 790 m. Its western limits lie within the district borders of Nicosia and Paphos. The landscape is mountainous with narrow, deep valleys, abrupt slopes, and high mountain peaks, some of which are over 1000 m.

Churches / chapels:

Agios Nicolaos
Panagia ton Elikon
Profitis Elias.

Flora / Fauna

Tsakkistra has a particularly beautiful landscape. The flora of the area numbers around 180 species and the fauna around 85 species. There is also, always the possibility of seeing mouflons.

The Kampos dam also offers a beautiful sight.

There are various nature trails around the village.

Top Stories

162 new cases, five deaths announced on Monday

The Health Ministry announced the death of five persons due to COVID-19. This raises the death toll from the virus in Cyprus to 175,...

Where to get antigen rapid tests on Tuesday

The Health Ministry announced the following antigen rapid test sites for Tuesday, 19 January 2021: LIMASSOL Apostle Loucas Church, Agios Athanasios 08:30-16:30 Agios Stylianos Church, Linopetra 08:30-16:30 Cultural...

Searches for 70 year old woman missing at sea suspended due to bad weather

Searches to find a 70 year old woman missing off the Phiikoudes beach in Larnaca have been suspended due to extremely bad weather conditions...

Tourist arrivals plunge by 84% in 2020 in one of Cyprus’ worst tourist seasons due to Covid

Tourist arrivals in Cyprus reached a mere 631,609 plunging by 84.1% year on year in one of the worst ever season for Cyprus’ tourist...

Germany demands release of Kremlin critic Navalny

Germany on Monday demanded the release of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, detained on Sunday on his return to Russia, and said it would discuss...


Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...


No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...