Friday, September 15, 2017
Anniversary Troodos tour ...Part 1
To celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary we decided to spend a few days exploring some of villages around the Troodos mountains. We made the two hour drive from Pissouri to Kalopanyitis, our base was at the Casale Panayiotis, an unusual hotel with its rooms dotted around the refurbished village.
After checking in we took the impressive lift down to the old streets of the village. In the evening we had dinner at the old cinema restaurant.
On our second day we headed out on the mountain roads for a visit to the Kykkos monistary, Mandy had to wear a robe to enter the monastery. It's a very impressive building with its many icons and detailed wall paintings.
We then continued up the mountain to visit the Memorial and tomb of Archbishop Makarios, which sits high on the mountain top.
We returned to Kalopanyiotis and wandered over to the monastery of St John where we saw a newly married couple posing for their photographs.
We finished the afternoon with a refreshing drink at a wine bar on the main Street, the inside of the bar was decorated with lots of old memorabilia .