Perched high in the Troodos mountain range, the Kykkos Mountains stand as a testament to the rugged, untouched beauty of Cyprus's interior. From their lush, forested slopes to their cool, clear streams, these mountains offer an awe-inspiring escape from the bustle of urban life. This article explores the breathtaking allure of the Kykkos Mountains.

The Kykkos Mountains are one of Cyprus's most stunning natural landscapes, boasting an elevation that reaches up to 1312 meters. The range is renowned for its abundant flora and fauna, picturesque hiking trails, and the famous Kykkos Monastery, making it a major attraction for nature lovers and cultural enthusiasts alike.

Hiking in the Kykkos Mountains is a rewarding experience. Trails crisscross the mountain range, taking you through dense forests, past sparkling streams, and offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. The mountain's biodiversity is equally impressive, with a myriad of plant and animal species calling it home. The crown jewel of the Kykkos Mountains is the Kykkos Monastery. Dating back to the 11th century, this Byzantine monastery is one of the wealthiest and best-known monasteries in Cyprus. Its exquisite mosaics, precious icons, and tranquil atmosphere make it a must-visit site.

The Kykkos Mountains are a treasure trove of natural beauty and cultural heritage. Their verdant landscapes, rich biodiversity, and historic significance make them a must-see destination in Cyprus. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, a history buff, or someone seeking serenity, the Kykkos Mountains promise a uniquely rewarding experience.

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Nearby Places and things to do (within 5 km radius)

Kykkos Monastery

The Holy, Royal and Stavropegic Monastery of Kykkos (Greek:Ιερά Μονή Κύκκου), which lies 20 km west of Pedoulas, is one of the...

Archbishop Makarios III Tomb - Throni

Throni is located northwest of the Panayia of Kykkos Monastery in the Nicosia district. It is situated at a rugged mountaintop, with an alti...

Xystarouda Picnic Site

The Xystarouda Picnic Site is located at the forest road of Pedoulas – Kykkos, 9km from Pedoulas, next to the road in the Nicosia district...

Komititzi Picnic Site

The Komititzi Picnic Site is located on the forest road of Pedoulas-Kykkos, after the picnic area of Xystaroudas, 5 km from Xystarouda ...

Milikouri Village

Milikouri or Mylikouri is a small picturesque village that is built in a mountainous area of the Troodos mountain range at ab...

Panthea Nature Trail

Location: Tsakkistra District: Nicosia Starting Point: Kykkos –Tsakistra road (outside the community of Tsakistra ) Length: 10, 1...

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