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Friday, 16 December 2011

Kakopetria Cyprus Travel Guide

Kalkopetria Cyprus travel guide about is a village sitting between the Garilins and Kargotis, just over 35 miles from Nicosia. Standing at an attitude of 679 meters it is the richest village in the Solea valley. The real mountain air and authentic charming atmosphere here make Kakopetria the amazing destination for relaxing cheap holiday. During the winter season Kakopetria makes and perfect base for skiing on Olympus mount in the Troodos Mountain. The whole of the old village is a protected nation monument with Small Street lined with old stone homes, building and historical churches. Stroll around and soak perfect atmosphere before relaxing over a little drink or meal at one of the historical tavenas that are found in the shady village square.
This authentic romantic Cyprus village offers historical market and shops, some great bars and cafes serving traditional local wines and local cuisine. If you enjoy a glass or 2 of wine a tour to one of the mountain wineries to sample some of the domestic vintage is a must on your Kalkopetira holiday.

The area is steeped in tradition with many ancient byzantine churches and monasteries, including kykkos monastery which is one of the most well known in north Cyprus. Traditional place to visit include paphos which is world most popular site. Here you will find the house of Dionysis, Tomb of the king, Archeological museum and Papshos castle.

The beautiful valley, thick forest and array of fauna and flora attract bird watchers, natural lovers, walkers and hikers. There are many marked trails that will guide you through orchards and vineyards, passing mountain streams and old churches on your way. Peaches, plums, apple, pears and cherries are grown in the regions orchards. A hike along one of scenic routes of popular mountain Troodos will give the chance to explore the beautiful monasteries dotted about on the hill side. Another way to explore the charming country side is by mountain bike. The south coast beaches near city of Limassol are perfect for some swimming, relaxation and water sports. There are also amazing diving opportunities and snorkeling along the coast. For golfers there are several golf courses a short drive away from Kakopetria Cyprus.

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