The Troodos Mountains in Cyprus are a true treasure for nature lovers and culture enthusiasts alike. With its stunning landscapes, historical sites and traditional villages, it offers a variety of activities and sights to explore. One of the most notable attractions in this region is the barn-roofed church of Asinou.

Asinou barn roof church

The barn-roofed church of Asinou is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most important Byzantine churches in Cyprus. It was built in the 12th century and impresses visitors with its well-preserved frescoes and unique architecture. The church is known for its elaborate murals depicting biblical stories and religious symbols. A visit to Asinou Barn Roof Church is a must for art and culture enthusiasts.

After admiring the beauty of the Barn Roof Asinou Church, be sure to visit the nearby Forviotissa Restaurant. Here you can enjoy delicious Cypriot cuisine in a cozy atmosphere. The restaurant is known for its traditional meze dishes, where you can try a variety of small appetizers. From grilled halloumi cheese to tzatziki and delicious meat dishes, Forviotissa Restaurant offers a variety of flavors that will tantalize your palate.

Asinou barn roof church in the Troodos Mountains
Asinou barn roof church

Omodos wine village

On your trip through the Troodos Mountains you should also visit the picturesque wine village of Omodos. This traditional village is known for its picturesque alleys, cobbled squares and historic buildings. Here you can stroll through the narrow streets, discover local handicrafts and relax in the cozy cafes. Another highlight of Omodos is the impressive monastery church of the Holy Cross, which impresses with its beautiful frescoes and icons. It is a place of peace and spirituality and invites you to stay and pray. The ornate decorations and the religious representations in the church are a real feast for the eyes and give an insight into the rich history and culture of the region.

Omodos wine village in the Troodos Mountains
Omodos wine village

Guided tour of the Troodos Mountains

DER Touristik offers a guided tour of the Troodos Mountains. With a convenient pick up from the hotel in Agia Napa and a German speaking tour guide who will give you informative explanations during the ride, this tour is a perfect way to explore the Troodos Mountains. A comfortable tour bus will take you to the different stops in the Troodos Mountains while you enjoy the breathtaking scenery and get ready for the adventure.

The stops on the tour include some of the highlights of the Troodos Mountains. You will visit the impressive barn-roofed church of Asinou, enjoy a traditional meze at Forviotissa Restaurant and visit the picturesque wine village of Omodos. Along the way, the tour will also stop in Larnaca and Nicosia to visit Lazarus Church and Ledra Street.

Explore the Troodos Mountains on your own

You can also explore the Trodoos Mountains on your own with a rental car. You can orientate yourself on the highlights of the guided tour, but you have the possibility to adapt the tour flexibly according to your wishes. The disadvantage is that there is no tour guide. Therefore, it is recommended to inform yourself in advance about the different stops. For this purpose, there are some recommended guidebooks, with which you can inform yourself in advance about the sights.