Nestled in the Marathasa Valley of the Troödos Mountains, Kalopanagiotis is a cobblestoned village in central Cyprus. It’s clustered with stone-built houses and traditional churches and is an idyllic base for visiting the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Painted Churches in the Troödos Region.
Stroll through Kalopanagiotis to admire its centuries-old churches and the Venetian Bridge, which was constructed from local stone in the 16th century. It can be reached along a walking trail that leads to the Kykkos watermill, a heritage-listed monument once owned by the Kykkos Monastery. Originally founded in the 11th century, it is one of the most famous monasteries in Cyprus.
Kalopanagiotis is also home to the Monastery of Saint John Lampadistes, which is one of the Troödos Region’s UNESCO-listed painted churches. It houses beautifully preserved Byzantine frescoes and a gargoyle-covered wooden templon, as well as the 12th-century tomb of its patron saint.
Kalopanagiotis is around 1.5 hours’ drive from Limassol and just under two hours from Paphos International Airport, which has seasonal flights to destinations across Europe. Renting a car is the most convenient way of getting to Kalopanagiotis and the village is compact enough to explore on foot.