Head up into the older part of the village with its cobbled streets and you will find small shops selling home made fare and delicacies as well as lace embroidery and Cypriot Pottery.
As a mountain settlement, Kakopetria village is well known for its agriculture including pears, apricots, peaches, apples and even cherries. Whilst visiting the village make sure that you take the time to visit the quaint Byzantine churches.
If you fancy staying in the village of Kakopetria there are several hotel options, the most famous of which is perhaps the Mill Hotel, named as such because its built on the site of a 17th century mill. You can walk down to the river, which runs past the hotel, and feed the ducks, or take a walk up the route of the river. Other hotel options Linos Inn and the Makris Hotel.
Kakopetria village is certainly worth a visit whilst on your Cyprus Holiday; why not combine it with a day exploring the Troodos Mountains.
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Kakopetria village located in the foothills of the Troodos Mountains in the Nicosia district of the holiday island located just over 50 kilometres from the islands capital. It lays an altitude of some 667 metres.
The village is a popular tourist location amongst locals, particularly residents of Nicosia, many of whom have holiday homes in the village.
The village Kakopetria is the meeting point of two rivers on the island, namely the Kargotis River and the Garillis. The village is surrounded by thick pine forest perfect to explore of you are on a walking holiday in Cyprus and the area offers a wide range of unique flora and fauna.
The name Kakopetria actually translates as bad rock, the legend goes that the area around the village was full of large rocks and in times gone by it was tradition at a wedding in the village to dance round these rocks. However, during one such wedding, a rock fell on the groom, and hence the village got the name bad rock. The rock at the centre of the story is on display in the village today.
Kakopetria village has a lot to offer those who visit, including a park with various kids amusements at the centre of the village. There are also several supermarkets and a bank and pharmacy included in the amenities of the village. There are several restaurants in the village including some serving traditional Cypriot food.