Troodos Mountains


Skiing in Cyprus

Skiing in Cyprus

Cyprus is an unlikely destination for skiing as it is known worldwide as a summer destination with pristine beaches and glorious sunshine all year round. However there is a short period between January and April that sees many visitors in the Troodos Mountains enjoying winter sports. These mountains that are 2,000 meters above sea level, offer excellent skiing at this time of the year. The area has 2 hotels and some unique agro tourism cottages which are located in the mountainous region of the Troodos Mountains. A ski centre is based on Mount Olympus which is the highest peak and you will find four ski lifts and eight alpine ski runs for amateur and professional skiers.  A ski school is also in operation during the winter months offering lessons on the cross country ski tracks. The ski centre has a restaurant and cafes that are situated in the white covered picturesque ski resort.


The Wine Routes of Cyprus

The Wine Routes of Cyprus

Cyprus has an ancient history when it comes to the production of wine. The oldest wine label in the world was Commandaria, which has been produced in Cyprus, on the foothills of the Troodos Mountains, since 800BC. It is said that King Richard the Lionheart, drank this wine at his wedding in 1191. There are still villages in Cyprus that produce wine the old traditional way, but many modern boutique wineries have opened with the new generation of wine makers leading the way to the production of excellent wines in picturesque modern wineries that can be found around the island. There are seven wine routes that you can follow if you want to visit these wineries. The wineries are located in the Paphos area, Limassol on the high slopes of the Troodos Mountains and rural areas in Nicosia and Larnaca.


Cycling in Cyprus

Cycling in Cyprus

If you are an avid road cyclist or mountain biker, you will be able to see Cyprus from a different perspective that only bikers have the pleasure of seeing. There are bike trails all over Cyprus, but it seems that the most popular are on the picturesque North West side of the island, near Polis. There are amazing mountain bike trails and many deserted roads, with little, or no traffic that you can ride on.