Charming villages, local wine, and activities galore atop gorgeous green mountains
Whether you are looking for a tranquil mountain get-away, a place to immerse yourself into the local Cypriot culture, or an outdoor playground to experience all of your hiking and biking fantasies, the Troodos mountains are sure to please! Expect to be greeted by the friendly Cypriot locals as you explore the quaint hillside villages with views of the lush mountains at every turn of the cobblestone paths. You can relax at the cozy local restaurants where you can enjoy homemade cuisine and wines from vineyards just down the street. Speaking of wine, did you know that the Troodos mountains have been home to vineyards for over 5,000 years? Take a tour on The Cyprus Wine Route where you can taste the best of the region’s local wines for yourself, including the sweet Commandaria which has been grown in the region for centuries. If you are looking for a little more adventure, don’t worry – you’ve come to the right place. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the many trails for hiking and cycling as well as the opportunities to set up campsites with gorgeous mountain vistas. In the colder months, you can enjoy fantastic skiing down the powdery slopes. You can also try ziplining, rock climbing, or paint balling at one of the region’s fun-for-the-whole-family adventure parks. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about the region’s unique and extensive history. Try visiting one of the region’s 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites with structures dated back to the 12th century, followed by a visit to one of the many museums or historic monasteries. The Troodos mountains are a picturesque wonder of nature and cultural epicenter that are definitely a must-stop destination on your Cyprus tour.