Guide to resorts in Cyprus: Troodos
For a slower pace of life, the Troodos Mountains offer a wealth of natural beauty, invigorating clean air and immense peace.
Follow the many nature trails, visit monasteries and churches including the official UNESCO list of cultural treasures and go to Mount Olympos, the highest mountain in Cyprus at 1,953 metres, where in winter you may even be able to ski, following a session of sunbathing by the sea.
High in the mountains is Kykko Monastery, a revered place of pilgrimage that was founded by a hermit in 1100. The gilded monastery is best known for its icon of the Blessed Virgin, believed to have been painted by St. Luke.