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Tradition, Activities & Museums

Tradition and heritage form an important part of daily life in Troodos. Set amid the stunning landscape, small communities and villages have existed for centuries. An integral part of life in the region are local festivals commemorating the patron saint of a village. Other events cover a wide variety of themes such as folk art and crafts festivals, bread, preserved sweets, meat and other local produce exhibitions and wine tasting events. In recent years, the Cyprus Tourism Organisation has been sponsoring such events as way of introducing rural Cyprus to the wider public

In addition to events focusing on local tradition and heritage , Troodos hosts a wide range of special leisure activities catering to all ages and tastes. These range from classic motorcar rallies to active day events where the whole family can try their skills at such activities as archery, horse riding or mountain biking

Museums

Artist Solomos Frangoulides Museum

Located in Agros, the museum displays rough drafts as well as complete works by the artist.
Tel: 25-521201, 99-436313

Botanical Park

Located in the old Amiantos mine a park with a variety of indigenous plants and trees.
Tel: 25-550091

Donkey Sanctuary

Visit the sanctuary to see one of the most important animals of Cyprus linked with the history and culture of this island.

Ecclesiastical museums

Located in the villages of Agridia , Agros, Arsos, Kalopanagiotis, Koilani, Kykkos monastery, Kyperounta, Omodos, Palaichori and Pedoulas. These house a collection of icons and ecclesiastical objects.

Folk Art

Located in Arsos, Galata, Koilani, Kyperounta and Omodos villages. Shoe maker museum, located in Spilia village.

Medieval Bridges

The medieval Venetian bridges of Elaia and Kelefos are located near the village of Kaminaria.

Pylavakion pottery museum

Located in Foini village, a private collection displaying examples of local pottery, traditional agricultural tools and early 20th century household items.

Rural museum

Located in Fikardou, deserted village declared an ancient monument and carefully restored to preserve its 18th century houses

Two such houses known as the “Katsinioros” and “Achilleas Dimitris” residenceshost an interesting rural museum presenting exhibits from agricultural life in Cyprus as well as traditional weaving . The two buildings have been awarded the “Europa Nostra” architecture.