Glyka tou Koutaliou (Preserved Fruit)
Preserving fruit and vegetables with sugar and processing them into sweets and jams is a classic practice of the area and one will see that by simply walking around the streets of old (Palia) Kakopetria. Preserved fruit and vegetables are made with fruit such as cherries, figs, apples, citrus, etc., with some types of vegetables such as tomatoes, aubergines, carrots, and flower petals such as rosewood and citrus. Several women in old Kakopetria continue to manufacture these kinds of products, they are sold either on the verandas of their homes or in small traditional shops. The old district of the village, with narrow and winding streets, has been declared an area of protected cultural heritage.
Various types of fruit trees are grown in the village, such as apple, pear, plum, cherry, apricot and fig trees, which are one of the main ingredients for these delicious sweets.
In Kakopetria, from September 2017, a Preserve (Glyko tou Koutaliou) Festival is organised.