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Troodos Mountains

Troodos Mountains

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Troodos Mountains, Limassol

The Basics

For visitors coming from seaside resorts, Troodos offers a totally different perspective on the island’s culture and landscape. Tours of the mountains depart from all over the Republic of Cyprus, and you can opt for everything from off-road safaris to culture-focused outings. Visit the 12th-century Kykkos Monastery (Panagia tou Kykkou)—a remote, Greek Orthodox site—or spend your time exploring the mountains' many historic villages, such as picturesque Kakopetria, Omodos, Kalopanayiotis, and Platres.

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Jeep Safari to Troodos Mountains and Kykkos Monastery from Paphos
Jeep Safari to Troodos Mountains and Kykkos Monastery from Paphos
$90.65 per adult
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Lovely, lovely day!
Fantastic experience with a fantastic guide! Rolling mountains, refreshing waterfalls, impressive monasteries, picturesque bridges, exciting off-roading, charming towns, divine wine, and natural beauty for days. What's not to love?? Nick went above and beyond to make this day trip special and memorable. I'm already ready for round two!
Virginia, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Cyprus

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Nice tour but not enough information and guide touring
Sara_B, Jul 2021
Jeep Safari to Troodos Mountains and Kykkos Monastery from Paphos
The monastery was very beautiful. I thought we would have a walk or a mini hike in the Troodos mountain but all we did was drive… it was a little bit disappointing. For the whole tour I would’ve loved that the guide (Eliyas) had given us more info.
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Troodos all in one tour
Lisa_G, Oct 2020
Jeep Safari to Troodos Mountains and Kykkos Monastery from Paphos
The tour itself is amazing and our driver was lovely! Just two points could be improved: 1) Provide a Jeep with AC!! We had to keep the windows down all the time and especially going down the highway the draft in the car was way too much. 2) Calculate a little more time for the separate destinations. Especially in Omodos you need more time to explore. Otherwise, I can highly recommend this tour!
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Beauty and the wine
constanceaparker, Feb 2020
Thursdays - Vino Venture: Explore With A Local - Troodos Mountains thru Wine!
We would highly recommend this tour. Andrea, our guide was knowledgeable and very entertaining. There was a nice selection of wines and foods to sample, Omodos village is exceptionally beautiful. Worth every penny.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Temperatures drop quickly as you climb into the mountains, so bring lots of layers.

  • The mountain roads twist and wind; if you’re prone to motion sickness, come prepared with your favorite remedy.

  • This is a great destination for art lovers as some of Cyprus’ finest Byzantine paintings are located in the area’s Orthodox churches.

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How to Get Here

While the Troodos Mountains cover a relatively small area, distances can be deceiving on the rural roads here, and sights are farther apart than they seem. Tours generally include transportation, with pickup and drop-off available in main resort areas across the Republic of Cyprus. If you’re staying north of the Buffer Zone, you’ll likely need to cross into the southern part of the island before meeting up with your tour outfitter.

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When to Get Here

The Troodos Mountains are a year-round destination, but temperatures and conditions vary widely. In the summer, the cool mountain air is a respite from coastal heat. In winter, the mountains can be downright cold, and snow dusts the higher-altitude mountain villages. If you’re planning to spend the night, bring a warm jacket—no matter what time of year you’re visiting—as temperatures cool off dramatically after the sun goes down.

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Visiting the Troodos Mountains’ UNESCO-Listed Churches

To see Cyprus’ most distinctive churches, head out of the capital and into the tiny villages scattered through the Troodos Mountains. Ten of the most beautiful—including Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis in Kakopetria—are recognized by UNESCO as important cultural heritage sites. The interiors of these churches hold exquisite Byzantine and post-Byzantine artwork, but many are maintained by volunteers, so the hours can be variable; consider visiting with a guide to ensure access.

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