Kalopanayiotis is one of the most famous villages of the Marathassa valley. It is situated in the evergreen Setrachos river valley, on the north part of Troodos range and within Nicosia's extended district. It is approximately 50 minutes from Nicosia and 75 minutes from Limassol.
In addition to the lush green scenery, ample hikes, and nature trails that surround Kalopanayiotis, the village is known for its multiple churches and natural sulphur springs. In particular, Kalopanayiotis is home to the Saint John the Baptist monastery, a UNESCO heritage site, a Byzantine Museum showcasing ancient iconography from the area, a 16th century Venetian bridge, and the Kykkos Water Mills.
Since 2005 the village has enjoyed a sort of "re-birth" as its Community Council, continues to utilise EU Development funds and a new vision to accomplish a general facelift of the entire area. Included in this renovation, are cobblestoned roads, automatically irrigated planters throughout the village, hidden LED lighting that enhance night-time ambiance and showcase the monastery, a new hotel with conference and spa facilities, restaurants, coffee shops, and many more adjacent activities to entice return visitors, including the first outdoor lift in Cyprus that provides alternative accessibility to the Monastery.
Kalopanayiotis is known amongst the locals to be one of the most beautiful villages in Cyprus and is amongst the top 10 locations for agrotourism throughout the year.
For more information about the village and nearby activities, please visit the village website at www.kalopanayiotis.com.