Don´t leave Kalopanayiotis without visiting the most beautiful painted medieval monastery in Cyprus! The monastery dates from the 11th century and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Be sure to stop in the neighbouring Icon Museum in the old school house.
The richest and most lavishly adorned monastery in Cyprus is just a half-hour drive away on an isolated spot in the middle of the Paphos forest. Containing one of only three icons attributed to St. Luke, the monastery was also home to the first president Cyprus. Archbishop Makarios III, who served here as a novice. Don´t miss the impressive museum on the site of the monastery itself.
Marthassa valley is a haven of exquisite Byzantine art. As well as St John Lampadistis monastery in Kalopanayiotis itself, the Church of the Virgin in Moutoullas and the Church of the Archangel Michael in Pedoulas are both UNESCO-listed heritage sites and well worth visit. A further four UNESCO listed Byzantine churches are within 20 Km of Kalopanyiotis.
Come an learn about the science of beekeeping in the Myrianthousa valley otherwise known as the "valley of a thousand blossoms". Local beekeepers will share the art of making honey as they guide you through the processes.
Mrs. Aliki, our skilfull basket weaver, shows you an ancient art of Cyprus and of the Marathasa valley.
Walking tour of our working orchard
Mrs. Aliki, our skilful basket weaver, show you an ancient art of Cyprus and of the Marathasa valley.