Kakopetria village
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Kakopetria village

Nicosia

Kakopetria is a village of Nicosia district located in Solea Valley. The main square of the village with its traditional tavernas and local shops, and "Old" Kakopetria with the 16th century Church, but also Agios Nicolaos tis Stegis Church are a must-see.

A village of Nicosia district, Kakopetria is built upon the foothills of Troodos mountains, and it is located at the highest point of Solea valley.

The central square of the village consists mostly of restaurants, traditional taverns and small shops, but also some small hotels. Kakopetria's main church is dedicated to Saint Panteleimonas and it is a characteristic of byzantine architecture.

Palia Kakopetria ("Old Kakopetria") is located at the western side of the village. It has maintained its rustic character with its stone-paved alleys, traditional stone-build houses and the distinctive wooden balconies.The 16th century Church of Metamorfosis tou Sotiros (Transfiguration of the Saviour Church) is located at the center of the historic square. In the yard of the church is located the "Eliomylos" Museum (Olive Mill) with the millstone, exhibiting the traditional production of oil. Another important sight of the area is Linos Museum displaying tools used in wine, bread and olive oil making. Noteworthy is the fact that the department of Antiquities has included Old Kakopetria in the list of Controlled Areas in order to preserve its unique character.

A little outside the village, it is located the Medieval Church of Saint Nicholas ("Agios Nicolaos tis Stegis"). The church was built during the 11th century and was used as a monastery. Nowadays, due to the unique character and the well-preserved frescoes that decorate the church, it is included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO along with nine other churches of Troodos area.

Near the church of Agios Nicolaos tis Stegis and by the source of Karkotis river, starts a nature trail which leads towards Troodos' main square. "Kannoures trail" covers nine kilometers of linear route and it passes through Troodos forest.


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