Located in the Troodos mountain range, in the Pitsilia region of the Lemesos (Limassol) district, the village of Kyperounta sits at an altitude of approximately 1.300 metres. It is 45 km from Lemesos, and can be reached by following the B8 route (from the roundabout of Polemidia), then the E801, followed by the E809, and finally the F946.
The leafy village is the third highest on the island and maintains its traditional character. Its distinctive features of uphill roads, grapevines, small yards with high barnyards, and houses with tiled, zinc roofs and picturesque lofts add to its natural charm.
The village was established in Byzantine times and takes its name from the weed ‘kypros’ or ‘kyperi’, which grows abundantly in the area.
Amongst its attractions are the village church dedicated to Agia Marina – which dates back to the 18th century – and its three museums of Natural History, Folk Art and the National Liberation Struggle.
Other interesting places to visit are the Winery of Kyperounta and the Adventure Park, whilst there are also two lovely nature trails to stroll through; ‘Doksa soi o Theos’, and ‘Teisia tis Madaris’.
The Church of Timios Stavros Stavros and Eclesiastical Museum
The church of Timios Stavros (Church of the Holy Cross) houses the ecclesiastical museum which contains icons and religious objects belonging to the village churches. It also has a garden with traditional plants and herbs.