Kyperounta, Cyprus

Kyperounta, Cyprus

Kyperounta is the third highest village in Cyprus and it was established during the Hellinistic period. With a population of approximately 1,500, mostly working in the field of agriculture, it is usually called the head-village of Pitsilia. The church dedicated to the patron of the village Saint Marina - dating back to the 18th century - is considered a masterpiece thanks to its exquisite woodwork and its unique triple roof. The chapel of the Holy Cross, the oldest church of the village built in the 16th century, is famous for its impressive frescoes. The village has two of the most famous nature trails of the island offering breathtaking panoramic views with impressive tall cliffs. Thousands of tourists are visiting the village every year for the local traditional folklore festivities, which are organised only in this village.

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