The Troodos Mountains near Pano Panagia –
cool refreshing air in the height of the summer, skiing in the winter
The Troodos Mountains in Cyprus includes the island’s highest mountain, Mount Olympus towering to 1,952 metres – almost 6,400 feet.
The Troodos mountain range stretches across most of the western side of Cyprus, offering cool air in its scented pine forests in summer and winter sports and skiing in winter.
There are many famous mountain resorts, Byzantine monasteries and churches on mountain peaks, and nestling in its valleys and picturesque mountain villages clinging to terraced hill slopes.
There are 10 churches in Troodos that are counted among Unesco's World Heritage Sites and several monasteries, of which the Kykkos monastery is the most famous and rich.
Staying in a villa or apartment in Paphos District is a great base to explore the Cyprus countryside.