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Top Choice Church in Solea Valley

Panagia Forviotissa

This Unesco-listed church is in a stunning setting on the perimeter of the Adelfi Forest 4km southwest of Nikitari village. Dedicated to the Virgin of ‘Phorbiottissa’, it has arguably the finest set of vibrant and c…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Kakopetria

Mylos Restaurant

This excellent restaurant at the Mill Hotel is ideally situated next to the river, with a slow-turning mill wheel and a shady terrace offering superb views. The trout here is legendary and served either grilled or i…
Church in Solea Valley

Panagia tis Podythou

Located in the village of Galata, on the Nicosia road, this 16th-century Unesco-listed church was established in 1502 by Dimitrios de Coron, a Greek military officer in the service of James II (king of Cyprus).Its 1…
Church in Solea Valley

Panagia Theotokou (Arhangelou)

Dating from around 1514, this smaller chapel is just near Panagia tis Podythou. It’s quite dark inside, so you may want to bring a torch. It has vivid didactic-style (teaching) panels with frescos depicting an inter…
Church in Solea Valley

Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis

This Unesco-listed church, known in English as St Nicholas of the Roof because of its large, heavy-pitched top, was founded in the 11th century and contains frescos which are a mix of images and styles, the best inc…
Cypriot in Kakopetria

Linos Inn

An atmospheric restaurant (part of the same-name hotel) with excellent meze and great local reds. Meze dishes are priced individually, which can equal a heftier bill than the fixed-price norm, but offers the advanta…
Argentine in Kakopetria

Tziellari

With gaucho-themed decor and an Argentinian chef and owner, Tziellari is authentic and unpretentious. If you like cowboy-sized quality steak, you will love this place. The meatballs smothered with a traditional tuco…
Cypriot in Kakopetria

Village Pub

This place has a wooden terrace overlooking the village, and provides good and simple summer meals, such as fresh salads, fassolia (white beans) and faggi (lentils).