Pedoulas village is surrounded by pine woods, cherry trees and lies in the Marathasa valley. Pedoulas is a village in the Nicosia district and is located at an altitude of 1100 meters on the Troodos mountain. You can travel to Pedoulas either from Nicosia, from Limassol on the south cost of the island or from Paphos.

According to tradition, the word "Pedoulas" is coming from two words, the "pediada" and "las". The first word means valley and the second word means people. Pedoulas village is considered as an attractive place to visit, therefore it attracts a lot of tourists throughout the year, especially during the summer period. Most of the visitors who visit Pedoulas are looking forward to enjoy the refreshing cool and dry climate and to take a break from the noisy and tiring city life. They are also enjoying the magnificent natural beauty of the village and enjoy the local traditional hospitality of the Cypriot people.

Pedoulas village is ideal for nature lovers as it offers a great variety of nature trails for those who love walking but for those who love cycling as well. The village also has many interesting places, like the local Byzantine museum, the Folkloric museum, the chapel of Archangelos Michael and various others.

Attractions in Pedoulas

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Archangel Michael church

The Church is considered as the most important landmark of the municipal and it can be found opposite the Byzantine Museum. Unesco has also listed the church in the World Heritage Monuments list. The iconostasis of the church has parts of its decoration made back, during the 15th century. The church celebrates on 8 November (Synaxis ton Asomaton feast) and on 6 September (Archangel Michael’s miracle at Chones). It is open daily 10.30am and closes at 16.50pm. Free Entrance.

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Pedoulas Byzantine Museum

During the tenure of Morphou Bishop Neofytos, Pedoulas Byzantine Museum was established in order to store representations of holy relics. The museum can be found near the church of Archangel Michael. The founder and generous sponsor of the Pedoulas Byzantine Museum was Andreas Ellinas. In 1999, the Mayor of Athens Demetris Avramopoulos inaugurated the Museum.

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The Folkroric Museum

The Folkroric Museum is located in the centre of the village and is near the main church of Holy Cross. The Museum provides an understanding for the social and economic development of the community. It was inaugurated in 2005, by the Greek Minister of Cultural Development Mr. Demetris Avramopoulos and the Commerce, Industry and Tourism Minister of Cyprus, Mr. George Lilikkas.

The Holy Cross church

The Holy Cross

The church is located at the top of the Fidkias Hill and it was built in 1986. The most impressive thing about the church is the huge cross which is 25 metres high, standing on the south side of the chapel. The cross is so big that it can be seen easily by distance. The chapel celebrates the universal feast of the Raising of the Holy Cross on 14 September.

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The church of St. Raphael

The church of St. Raphael can be found in the northeast of the village, at the mountain slope among the rocks. It is dedicated to the recent martyrs Raphael, Nicolaos and Irene of the island of Lesbos, who are commemorated on the Tuesday after Easter. On 10th of June at 1994 the ceremony for the laying of the foundation stone took place by the president Glafcos Clerides and the late Morphou Bishop Chrysanthos.
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