Places of Interests

  • Monastery of Agios Georgios Alamanou [2km from Pendakomo village]
  • Church Panagias Neroforousas [in the Pendakomo village]
  • Governor’s beach welcomes you with its crystal-clear sandy beach and calm safe waters and sheltered swimming for the whole family to enjoy! Relax on a complimentary beach chair or go fishing or snorkeling in the blue clear water beach.

Nearby to Governor’s beach is the famous White Rocks walking trail (10km) along the coast, ideal for nature lovers. A walking holiday in Cyprus is a wonderful possibility to discover the nature and the countryside of the island.

The impressive Troodos mountain range stretches across most of the western side of Cyprus, offering cool sanctuary and idyllic hours spent in long walks in its scented pine forests in summer and winter sports and skiing in winter. Here are the many famous mountain resorts, Byzantine monasteries and churches on mountain peaks, and nestling in its valleys and picturesque mountain villages clinging to terraced hill slopes. In the Troodos mountain range, besides Machairas to the east, and the actual Troodos district around Mount Olympus (height 1951 meters), there are four other districts :

  • Pitsillia,
  • Solea Valley,
  • Marathassa Valley,
  • Krassochoria (the Wine Villages).
  • Cyprus Medieval Museum [Limassol Castle]

The Medieval Castle of Lemesos, situated near the old harbour in the heart of the historical centre of the city of Lemesos, houses the Medieval Collection of the Cyprus Museum.

  • Ayios Lazaros Church
    The magnificent church was built by Emperor Leo Vl, in the 9th century. Restoration was carried out in the 17th century, keeping faithfully to the original plan, and the church can be called one of the tiniest examples of Byzantine architecture. Eight days before Easter, the icon of Saint Lazaros is taken in procession through the streets of Larnaca.
  • Lefkara [8km from Skarinou, off the Nicosia-Limassol road, 40 km from Larnaca].
    A picturesque village, partly restored and protected, famous for its local lace known as ‘Lefkaritika’ and for its silver-ware. The church of the Archangel Michael and the church of the Holy Cross are situated in Lefkara.
  • Kourion [19 km west of Limassol on the road to Paphos]
    An important ancient city kingdom, and one of the most interesting and spectacular archaeological sites on the island with excavations still bringing new treasures to light. The magnificent Greco-Roman Theatre was originally built in the 2nd century BC and enlarged in the 2nd century AD. It is now fully restored and used for musical and theatrical performances.
  • Paphos Castle [Kato Paphos]
    Originally built as a Byzantine fort to protect the harbor, it was rebuilt by the Lusignans in the 13th century, then dismantled by the Venetians in 1570, who found themselves unable to defend it against the Ottomans, who in their turn restored and strengthened it after they captured the island.
  • Petra tou Romiou (Birthplace of Aphrodite) [25 km east of Paphos]
    According to legend, Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty, rose from the waves in this strikingly beautiful spot. The Greek name, Petra tou Romiou (The Rock of the Greek), is associated with the legendary frontier-guard of Byzantine times, Dighenis Akritas, who kept the marauding Saracens at bay with amazing strength. It is said in one such fight he heaved a large rock (Petra), at his enemy.