Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Kakopetria Village

Kakopetria Village is located in the Troodos mountain region, about 55 km from the city of Nicosia, within the Nicosia district of Cyprus.
 

This popular mountain resort village has several sites to explore, such as Eliomylos Museum, Ioannis Papantoniou Street, Linos Museum, Petra tou Antrogynou, Soteros Church, The Mill Hotel and Restaurant, which will be featured in an upcoming blog post.

Old Kakopetria Village is considered a historical and archaeological monument, particularly along Ioannis Papantoniou Street and various other connecting streets.  Along this street, there are several traditional tourist shops, as well as the Soteros Church, Linos Museum, and Eliomylos Museum.




The Linos Museum is dedicated to wine, bread, and olive, while the Eliomylos Museum (also known as the Olive Mill or Olive Press Museum) is a one-room museum that features a restored olive press.

The Petra tou Antrogynou (also known as the Stone of the Couple and the Stone of the Married Couple) is a famous village landmark with several legends regarding it.

According to a sign near the famous stone, "This stone, according to the local legend, has crushed to death a newlywed couple.  Following an old custom the newlyweds were performing the ceremonial round of the stone." 

Also, the Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Monastery, which will be featured in an upcoming blog post, is situated near Kakopetria Village.
 


Kakopetria Village is a pleasant place to explore.


Site: Kakopetria Village. 

Category: Village. 

Location: Troodos mountain region, about 55 km from the city of Nicosia, within the Nicosia district of Cyprus.

Phone Number: N/A. 

Operating Hours: N/A. 

Entrance Fee: Free. 

Date of Visit: 2012.

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