Troodos is a large mountain range that stretches across a third of the island and the highest peak is 1952 meters high. The mountain region has beautiful villages and the ten Painted Churches which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The entire area has stunning scenery and there’s a ski resort too!
Our goal was to see a number of the Unesco Painted Churches that dot the mountain range and we made it to five of them. The churches feature impressive frescoes and date back to the 11th and 12th centuries.
Church of Archangel Michael
Ayios Nikolaos tis Stegis (St. Nicholas of the Roof)
Church of Panagia Podithou
Monastery of Ayios Ioannis Lambadistis
Church of Panagia of Asinou – unfortunately this one was closed so we couldn’t go inside.
Since the churches are located throughout the region, we were able to see several villages.
Kalopanayiotis village is so pretty. If we visit again, I would love to rent the place with the pool jutting out!
We really enjoyed Omodos village. It’s famous for its wine and the village has a beautiful Monastery.
On the road out of Omodos we came across an interesting church in a cave.
Driving through the villages is challenging though, the streets are super narrow and only go one way.
There are a number of Venetian bridges scattered throughout the region and we thought they were very picturesque.
We saw an ancient fountain and a beautiful church in the little village of Peyia. The almond trees were blossoming too.
We absolutely loved the Troodos mountains!
Written by: Tammy Hermann