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Information on Kyperounta Village in Cyprus
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Kyperounta village is a very traditional village located in the Pitsilia region of the Troodos Mountains, and lies in the Limassol District of Cyprus. The travelling distance is 45 kilometres from Limassol and Troodos Square is only a 10 minute drive away.
Kyperounta is the largest village in the Cyprus mountains with a resident population of around 1500 people. Kyperounta is the third highest village in Cyprus, at an altitude of 1400 metres above sea level. The two higher villages are Prodromos and Handria villages.
Kyperounta, as legend would have it, was named after the local Kyperi weed which grows in the area and has it's origins in the Byzantine era.
The British rulers of the time found the climate around the village very favourable for treating medical ailments such as respiratory or chest problems. This led to the establishment of a Sanatorium to help patients recover from their illnesses. The Sanatorium is now the Kyperounta hospital.
Kyperounta village is famous for it's many local products such as apples, pears, apricots, cherries, plums, peaches and grapes. Kyperounta supplies around a third of all the apples and pears sold in Cyprus and the village also boasts it's own winery, the Kyperounta Winery, which produces the well known Andesitis and Petritis wines.
Kyperounta celebrates being the apple centre of Cyprus with the Kyperounta Apple Festival which is held each year in the second week of October. The festival includes local products made with apples such as apple pies, zivania, beer, wine, sweets, juices and much more. It is well worth a visit.
Kyperounta has six churches and chapels, the Church of Saint Marina, the Church of Saint Arsenios of Cappadocia, the Church of the Virgin Mary, the Church of the Holy Cross, the Chapel of Virgin Mary, the Mother of God and the Chapel of Saint Kendeas.
The nature of Kyperounta village is outstanding and there are two nature trails for the visitors who may wish to see more of the nature around the village. The nature trails are:
1. Doxa Si O Theos - a linear route which is 3.8km, takes around two hours to complete and has a degree of difficulty of 3
2. Tishia Tis Madaris - a circular route which is 3 km, takes around 1.5 hours to complete and has a degree of difficulty of 2.