Kakopetria is a village south-west of the capital Nicosia and is one of the most popular destinations on the island. The village has a natural beauty which is one of its main attractions and when the weather is at its peak in the summer, there is no where more stunning. This village is perfect for those who want to spend a few weeks relaxing in somewhere very different to home.
Those looking for a busy beach resort will not find this here as this is very much a medieval town, but it does have its newer resort which is a bit more up to date. Kakopetria holidays are popular with families looking for a peaceful and relaxing break in the sun. So if you fancy a week or two relaxing in the beautiful sunshine, holidays to Kakopetria would be a good choice!
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The weather in Cyprus is always remarkable so make the most of it by visiting in the summer if you like it hot, hot, hot! Luckily, due to the village's altitude it has a pleasant freshness about the climate for those who cannot always handle the heat. Those who want to spend the days taking scenic walks may want to visit Kakopetria on holidays in the winter months, as although it is still hot, it will be a lot cooler than the summer.
If you love to ski then visit in the winter as Mount Olympus, is only 10 miles away and has some good slopes. Holidays are Kakopetria: the beach in the morning and the slopes in the afternoon!
The view you can expect in Kakopetria is of beautiful mountains as the town is 2,000 feet up in the highest part of the Solea Valley, north of the Troodos mountains. This makes this ideal for exploring as it has some brilliant views and delightful villages.
Kakopetria does not have many local festivals so travelling away from the village is advisable. The village is 35 miles from the capital of Nicosia which is host to the celebration of the public holiday on 1st October.
The Byzantine church is well worth visiting, as is the 16th Century Church of the Theotokos. This village is rich in history so it is worth taking walks in the surrounding countryside to really find out what is on offer. There are also plenty of fruit orchards, vineyards and ancient churches just waiting for you to explore but for those not wanting to explore the village's history, there are other attractions on offer.
There are a number of shops offering local crafts and markets where you can sample the local fruit. Indulge in the local delicacies and stop off at a local cafe, many of which stock locally produced foods and wines. You Kakopetria holidays wouldn't be complete without trying the famous Ziviania, but make sure it does not go to your head!
Those wanting a lively nightlife will find Kakopetria lacking in nightclubs and discos but there are a number of cafes, bars and restaurants on offer. If you want to party into the night, then make the trip to Agia Napa and dance the night away!
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Holidays to Kakopetria are relaxing and peaceful, due to the tone of the sleepy village. Nature lovers and walkers will love this village thanks to the stunning scenery and wildlife that lives here. The village is also perfect for winter skiers who fancy taking a turn on the slopes of Mount Olympus just 10 miles away.
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