Churches and Chapels

In the Troodos mountain range, in the central part of Cyprus, are some of the most important monuments to the history of Byzantine painting. These are frescoed churches that preserve to our day excellent examples of the various streams of Byzantine and post-Byzantine monumental painting from the 11th to the 19th century. In the villages of Solea there are still many monasteries such as Panayia Chrysokourdaliotissa and the Holy Monastery of Kykkos, while one will find, in the hills near the villages and on the peak of the Troodos mountains, beautiful and well-preserved chapels and small churches, some of which date back to the Byzantine period.

The route is by road and can be started either from Linos village or from the village of Kakopetria. It is a very beautiful route in the Solea valley alongside the Klario River. By car it takes about an hour and a half without stops, with a total length of about 15 km. In the starting point villages, one can find tourist accommodation as well as good restaurants. The route can be done in one day, and you can choose your visits if you are staying in one of the villages on the route.