5 Places in Cyprus to see Autumn colours
Enjoy the beauty and intensity of autumn in Cyprus while September can often be as hot as August, the Autumn months in Cyprus are generally pleasant and energising for those of us who live here.
Towards the end of October evenings tend to get cooler. In October through November, leaves change colour and vineyards in Troodos Mountains take on gold and crimson hues against a backdrop of crystal clear sunlight. In Cyprus, even mid-November can feel like summer but by month's end medium-weight apparel for the late afternoons and evenings will enhance the traveller's experience.
Enjoy beautiful autumn days in Troodos by visiting the forest, the villages, the vineyards and the amazing views from the highests points of Troodos Mountains.
A complete network of amazing walking trails starting either from the top of the Troodos mountains, with unspoiled, breathtaking views over the sea and the near by villages or across the rivers where the sounds of nature blended with the beauty of the trees and plants invite you to a lifetime experience beyond your imagination and expectations. Live the moment. Enhance your senses and experience to the full one of the most beautiful places in the whole world.
Here are some of our favourite places, in Troodos Mountains to see Autumn colours.
1. Tzielefos Bridge
Tzielefos Bridge is one of the medieval bridges positioned between the Elia and Roudia bridges. Another great walking route can be found just over an hour’s drive inland in the verdant Troodos Mountains. There, you can take a trail from Kaminaria Village to the stunning medieval Tzelefos Bridge. You’ll pass the equally entrancing Elia Bridge on your way too. Surrounded by dense, fragrant pine forests, this trek is one of the most scenic and interesting on the whole of the island. The trip from Kaminaria to Tzelefos Bridge is a little over 8km. The “Venetian Bridges” nature trail is linear and connects three of the Venetian Bridges of the Pafos Forest namely Elias, Tzielefos and Roudias Bridge.
2. Platres Village
Located in the Troodos mountain range, in the Lemesos (Limassol) district, the village of Platres sits at an altitude of 1.100 metres. It can be reached from Lemesos by following the B8 route, and then the F825 for Kato Platres. The picturesque village resembles an amphitheatre, with the lower part of the village having one altitude and the upper part having another, thus separating it into Pano (upper) and Kato (lower) Platres. It is a popular holiday destination and offers accommodation in quaint hotels.
Kalidonia Waterfall Trail
Kalidonia Waterfall was named by the Scots when visiting the area of Platres, around 1878 and are located two kilometres north of Platres. The Scottish ware amazed by the beauty and the resemblance of the waterfall with their home land. (Scotland used to be called Kalidonia in ancient times). Kalidonia Waterfalls are among the highest natural waterfalls we have in Cyprus. The water of the waterfall falls vertically from a height of 12m. The visitor may visit the area using the roadway towards the waterfall or following nature trail on foot leading to it near Psilodentro.
Platres Village Accommodation
3. Platania Forest
Enjoy and photograph autumn landscapes in Troodos region like Platania picnic and camping site. Platania is located 5km from the village of Kakopetria near the Platania forest station. The altitude is 1100 meters while the maximum capacity in terms of tents and caravans is 150. Platania area is a preferred location for both Cypriots and foreigners who would like to have a picnic in the Troodos Mountains.
There are nine picnic sites within the Park area (Troodos National Park) with a capacity for 250 to 2 000 visitors. Among the facilities provided are wooden tables, drinking water, car parks, toilets and children’s play areas. Barbecues are permitted only in the pits provided in designated areas.
Kakopetria Village Accommodation
4. Kakopetria Village
Perched on the slopes of the Troodos Mountain,
cuddled in the green of its forests and bathed in the
freshness of its streams, Discover the
magical scenery of the Solea Valley, and enjoy
nature that has been so generous to this picturesque
Choose Kakopetria for a memorable vacation, take a journey into the past, and savor the warm hospitality of its inhabitants. With mount Olympus looking proudly from above, Kakopetria is certainly one of the most beautiful mountain villages of Cyprus.
Built between two tributaries of the Karkotis River, the old settlement constitutes a rare example of traditional architecture, which has been preserved intact over the centuries.
A green veil created with nature’s most beautiful colours covers the village of Kakopetria. Pieces of land covered with wild vegetation mingle with cultivated pieces of land creating a magical scenery.
This idyllic image of the village is completed by the two side-rivers of the River Clarios which are united in the heart of Kakopetria, freely giving their water to the village. Kakopetria constantly enjoys the sound of the streams which create a sweet melody which in turn provides peace and quiet.
Kakopetria Village Accommodation
5. Pedoulas Village
Pedoulas is situated on the northern flanks of the Troodos range, 1200 meters, above sea level, and is thw loftiest village of the Marathasa valley. Its history dates back in the Byzantine times. Tourists and visitors can enjoy the exceptional climate and unique scenery in a tranquil setting, at the same time taste a great variety of fruits and its pure and healthy water. Above all, they will experience the friendly and traditional hospitality of the villages. Pedoulas village is surrounded by pine woods, cherry trees and lies in the Marathasa valley. Pedoulas is a village in the Nicosia district and is located on the Troodos mountain.
Tourists and generally all visitors have the opportunity to enjoy excellent and romantic natural trails either in the forest or through the green orchards. Pedoulas village is ideal for nature lovers as it offers a great variety of nature trails for those who love walking but for those who love cycling as well. The village also has many interesting places, like the local Byzantine museum, the Folkloric museum, the chapel of Archangelos Michael and various others.
Cyprus it is a beautiful country with much to offer. Explore it!