From Paphos: Troodos Mountains Hidden Charms Tour

10 Reviews
Tours Culture & history Activities Good for groups Day trips Culinary & nightlife Day Trips From Reseller exclusions Day Trips To Nature & adventure Sightseeing Tours Nature & Panorama Cruises & boat tours Architecture tours Viewing points History & heritage Food & drinks Hidden gems Churches & cathedrals UNESCO Sites Group activities Medium-risk activities

Cyprus is full of hidden treasures, and you'll discover some of its rural gems on this full day tour to the Troodos Mountains.


  • Admire the Byzantine frescoes of the UNESCO-listed Monastery of St John Lampadis
  • Discover the dramatic landscapes and rustic villages of the Troodos Mountains.
  • Photo stop at the Venetian Tzelefos Bridge crossing a stream deep in a forest.
  • Enjoy a Cypriot lunch in a family-run restaurant and a wine tasting in a local w
  • Expert local guide with an unrivalled knowledge of Troodos Mountains and their t


You'll drive into the countryside, visiting Lampadistis Monastery in Kalopanayiotis, and enjoying a few pleasant surprises in rustic villages in between. Nefeli, one of our local guides, says, ‘Arsos is the sort of village where you see old men playing 'tavli' – backgammon – in coffee shops.' First up is Platanisteia – a small village famed for its printmaking museum. After finding out about the history of the island's print industry, we'll visit the medieval Tzelefos Bridge – it's a standout selfie spot deep in the middle of woodland. Then, it's on to the village of Kalopanayiotis. It's sprawled over a remote valley dissected by a picturesque stream. You'll drop into a traditional family-run taverna for a lunch made from locally sourced ingredients. The highlight of the day is the village's Monastery of St John Lampadistis. Nefeli says, ‘Its Byzantine frescoes are so exquisite that UNESCO has listed them as world heritage.' The murals, which date as far back as the 14th century, are highly refined and very well-preserved. Admission fees to the monastery, which are included, go to its upkeep. Apart from a trio of churches to amble around, there are monastic buildings, including cells, auxiliary rooms and an oil press. And before heading back to the resort, you'll be able to sample some local wines in a typical Troodos Mountains winery.


Pick-up and drop off Transportation by air-conditioned bus English-speaking guide Entrance fees Lunch, including a glass of local wine

Important Information

  • • This is an adult-only tour • A moderate amount of walking is involved • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or in a wheelchair
  • This tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet these requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Please note that the operational program is subject to change

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


Book Nearby Accommodation

View Larger Map


Book Now!

My Lists

Create New Guide


Mini Guides

Login to create your guides for Cyprus.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide



Create & Share your own Guide to Cyprus with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section


We Are Part of the My Guide Network!

My Guide Cyprus is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations

Events in Cyprus

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Cyprus