Must-see attractions in Troödos Mountains

  • Courtyard in Kykkos monastery.

    Kykkos Monastery

    Kykkos Monastery & Around

    The island’s most prosperous and opulent Orthodox monastery was founded in the 11th century by Byzantine emperor Alexios I Komninos after a bizarre series…

  • Interior of Church of Archangelos Michail or Archangel Michael in village of Pedoulas with Historic icon paintings.

    Archangelos Michail

    Troödos Mountains

    Most people visit Pedoulas to see this extraordinary Unesco-listed church. Dating from 1474, the gable-roofed building sits in the lower part of the…

  • Interior view of Panagia Forviotissa (Asinou), a Christian church of the beginning of the 12th century.

    Panagia Forviotissa

    Troödos Mountains

    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 …

  • Bridge and Pond at the Troodos Botanical Gardens in the summer.

    Troödos Botanical Gardens

    Troödos Mountains

    Part of the excellent Troödos Geopark, this is a small but well-laid-out botanical garden with a lily pond and other water features, including a tumbling…

  • Agios Ioannis Lambadistis monastery

    Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery

    Troödos Mountains

    This Unesco-listed site is a complex of three churches in one, dating from the 11th century and built over 400 years. Now under one huge pitched wooden…

  • Panagia tou Araka

    Panagia tou Araka

    Troödos Mountains

    This 12th-century Unesco-listed church is on the outskirts of Lagoudera. From the outside, it appears enormous, the pitched roof and wooden trellis…

  • Courtyard of the Timiou Stavrou Monastery in the village of Omodos in the Troodos Mountains of central Cyprus.

    Timiou Stavrou Monastery

    Troödos Mountains

    Fronted by the town’s impressive, massive cobbled square, the monastery’s entrance is guarded by a statue commemorating Dositheos, a former abbot…

  • Church of Panagia tou Moutoulla at Moutoullas village on Cyprus.

    Panagia tou Moutoulla

    Troödos Mountains

    The oldest of the 10 Unesco-listed painted churches in the Troödos Mountains, this church is believed to have once been a private chapel. It has the steep…

  • Panagia tis Podythou

    Troödos Mountains

    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…

  • Agia Sotira tou Soteros

    Troödos Mountains

    Perched on the slope overlooking Palaichori village, this Unesco-listed early-16th-century chapel contains one of the island’s most complete groups of…

  • Panagia Theotokou (Arhangelou)

    Troödos Mountains

    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…

  • Timios Stavros

    Troödos Mountains

    Built in the 12th century, this Unesco-listed church was originally dome-shaped with a single aisle. In the 13th and 14th centuries it was added to with a…

  • Olive Mill of Paphitaina

    Troödos Mountains

    In operation until 1955, this well-preserved olive-stone mill and wooden press are now housed in a traditional building in Spilia’s village centre.

  • Stavros Tou Agiasmati

    Troödos Mountains

    This Unesco-listed Byzantine church is famous for its 15th-century murals by Orthodox Syrian painter Philippos Goul. In two tiers, the images decorate the…

  • Byzantine Museum

    Kykkos Monastery & Around

    This museum houses much of Kykkos Monastery's fabulous wealth, including Byzantine and ecclesiastical artefacts. On the left when you enter is an…

  • Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis

    Troödos Mountains

    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…

  • Folk Art Museum

    Troödos Mountains

    Near the village centre, this museum houses clothing, furniture and agricultural tools that provide a snapshot of the culture, customs and history of the…

  • Socrates Traditional House

    Troödos Mountains

    Located in the backstreets but well signposted, this quirky museum in a traditional house has an eclectic assortment of exhibits and furnishings,…

  • Pedoulas Byzantine Museum

    Troödos Mountains

    The museum’s rich collection of 12th- to 15th-century icons come from six ancient Byzantine churches in the village and include the late-13th-century icon…

  • Tomb of Archbishop Makarios III

    Kykkos Monastery & Around

    The tomb of the first president of Cyprus is located on Throni Hill, 2km past Kykkos Monastery. Makarios was buried here at his request, close to the…