Kyperounda sits at an altitude of approximately 1300 metres in the Troodos Mountain range and it is one of the largest villages of the Limassol district. It was established during the Byzantine period and has managed to preserve its traditional character. Thanks to its amazing climate all year around, it attracts many tourists and locals alike throughout the year.
The village is full of apple, pear, apricot, cherry, plum and peach trees. In fact, Kyperounda produces one third of the national productions of apples and pears and even organises an Apple Festival during the second weekend of October. The village is also very well known for its award winning wines, Andesitis and Petritis, which are perfect accompanied with some traditional charcuteries such as chiromeri, cured ham, and smoked Pitsilia sausages, so the winery of the village is a must!
There are also amazing churches and museums found in the area, which give us a small taste of the history of the area. The church dedicated to the patron of the village Saint Marina, dates back to the 18th century. The church is considered a true masterpiece thanks to its magnificent woodwork and unique triple roof. The chapel of the Holy Cross which is famous for its picturesque frescoes is also found in the area. It dates back to the 16th century, so it is the oldest church of the village, and now it functions as a museum holding the ecclesiastical treasures of the community. Recently a colossal five-aisled basilica dedicated to Saint Arsenius of Cappadocia was also created on the top of a hill.
Furthermore, at the Traditional Rural Life and Natural History Museum, you can see exhibits of traditional rural life and embalmed animals, birds and reptiles of Cyprus, while the Cyprus Independence Struggle Museum is dedicated to the struggle of the locals for liberation from the British rule between 1955 and 1959.
The village has something to offer everybody, and of course nature lovers will not be disappointed either. In fact, the village has two of the most famous nature trails of the island, “Doska si o Theos” which offers breathtaking panoramic views, and “Tishia tis Madaris” which includes impressive tall cliffs that pass through all along the trail.