Discover Villages Kyperounta Village

Kyperounta Village

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tel: 25532253, 25813204
Photos by Praxia Aresti
Courtesy of the CTO

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...

Taste

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...

Mezedes

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...