Located in the Troodos mountain range, in the Marathasa Valley of the Lemesos (Limassol) district, the village of Lemythou sits at an altitude of 1.100 metres. It is 65 km from Lemesos and can be reached by following the B8 route, then the E802, and finally the F804.
Lemythou is one of the highest villages on the island, and is built in the shape of an amphitheatre, amidst leafy, natural surroundings. As such, it is perfect for agrotourism in its tranquil environs.
The village has existed since at least Frankish times, and was included among the royal estates. Its name is either derived from the ‘Lemithi’ bush grass that grows there, or the village’s first settler, called Lemithes, whose long, thin beard resembled the plant.
Its pretty surroundings are perfect for walking and cycling, whilst there is a ski centre just 8km from the village for the snowy winters.
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