Kyperounda is one of the largest villages of the Limassol district found at an altitude of approximately 1300 metres in the Troodos Mountains. The village was established in the Byzantine time and has managed to preserve its traditional character. Thanks to its amazing climate, cool in the summer and not very cold in winter, and the good number of accommodation possibilities it attracts locals and tourists all year round.
The approximately 1500 inhabitants of Kyperounda work in the field of agriculture. The village is full of apple, pear, apricot, cherry, plum and peach trees. In fact, Kyperounda produces one third of the national productions of apples and pears. Thus, if you happen to be there during the second weekend of October you should definitely attend the Apple Festival during which you can taste numerous local products made out of apples. Moreover, a visit to the winery of Kyperounda is for sure a must. Kyperounda is well known for its award winning wines Andesitis and Petritis which you should accompany with some traditional charcuteries such as chiromeri, cured ham, and smoked Pitsilia sausages.
If you want to know more regarding the history of the village it is a good idea to visit some of the amazing churches and museums found in the area. The church dedicated to the patron of the village Saint Marina - dating back to the 18th century - is considered a masterpiece thanks to its exquisite woodwork and its unique triple roof. Furthermore, the chapel of the Holy Cross, the oldest church of the village built in the 16th century, is famous for its impressive frescoes. The church now functions as a museum holding the ecclesiastical treasures of the community. Recently a colossal five-aisled basilica dedicated to Saint Arsenius of Cappadocia was created on the top of a hill which definitely deserves a visit since from up there you can also enjoy an amazing view. As for museums, there is the Traditional Rural Life and Natural History Museum where you can see exhibits of traditional rural life and embalmed animals, birds and reptiles of Cyprus. Moreover, the Cyprus Independence Struggle Museum is dedicated to the struggle of the locals for liberation from the British rule between 1955 and 1959.
But that is not all, Kyperounda has more to offer. It even has an Adventure Park where you can spend some time with your friends and family playing paintball, laser tag or doing archery and ice skating. And for the lovers of nature, the village has two of the most famous nature trails of the island. The one is called "Doska si o Theos", which offers breathtaking panoramic views, and the other one "Tishia tis Madaris" includes impressive tall cliffs that pass through all along the trail.
What more do you need to be convinced that it is worth visiting Kyperounda?