Kakopetria, a village situated in the Nicosia district, is nestled on the foothills of the Troodos mountains, occupying the highest point of the Solea valley.

The central square of Kakopetria is predominantly composed of restaurants, traditional taverns, small shops, and a few small hotels. The village's principal church, dedicated to Saint Panteleimonas, showcases characteristic Byzantine architecture.

To the western side of the village lies Palia Kakopetria, commonly known as "Old Kakopetria." This area has preserved its rustic charm, featuring stone-paved alleys, traditional stone-built houses, and distinctive wooden balconies. The 16th-century Church of Metamorfosis tou Sotiros (Transfiguration of the Saviour Church) stands at the center of the historic square. Adjacent to the church's yard is the "Eliomylos" Museum (Olive Mill), where a millstone is on display, providing insights into the traditional production of oil. Another noteworthy attraction in the area is the Linos Museum, exhibiting tools used in the making of wine, bread, and olive oil. The Department of Antiquities has designated Old Kakopetria as a Controlled Area to safeguard its unique character.

Just beyond the village, one can find the Medieval Church of Saint Nicholas ("Agios Nicolaos tis Stegis"). Erected during the 11th century and formerly serving as a monastery, the church is now recognized for its well-preserved frescoes and distinctive character. It is among the ten churches in the Troodos area listed on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

In close proximity to the Church of Agios Nicolaos tis Stegis, near the source of Karkotis river, begins the nature trail known as "Kannoures trail." Stretching over nine kilometers in a linear route through the Troodos forest, it culminates at Troodos' main square.

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