Jingle all the way to Cyprus

As the holiday season embraces Cyprus in its warm glow, discover the mesmerizing beauty of seven traditional villages and towns. From Agros, Derynia, Fikardou, Lefkara, Kalopanagiotis, Kyperounta to Laiki Geitonia in Lefkosia, each of these villages resonates with an authentic and unforgettable Christmas spirit that’s sure to captivate hearts of all ages. 

Amidst the Troodos mountain range’s embrace within Limassol’s Pitsilia region, Agros stands tall at an elevation of 1,100 meters, inviting you into its amphitheater-like setting nestled among mountains. Its fame for cultivating roses and crafting mouthwatering cured meats offers a peek into age-old traditions, filling the air with a festive aroma. 

Enjoy unique events. ©Deputy Ministry of Tourism
Enjoy unique events. ©Deputy Ministry of Tourism

Deryneia, rooted in the ancient sands of Ammochostos district, boasts a vibrant history as the island’s premier strawberry grower. Explore its rich heritage through folk art museums, ancient churches, and immerse yourself in the festivities honoring Saint Modestos on December 16. 

Fikardou, a treasure nestled in the southeastern slopes of Troodos within the Pitsilia region, stands proudly as a testament to preserved antiquity. Honored with the Europa Nostra award, this secluded village, adorned with 18th-century houses, invites you to explore its historic homes and delve into rural life. 

Uncover surprises. ©Deputy Ministry of Tourism
Uncover surprises. ©Deputy Ministry of Tourism

In the Marathasa valley’s embrace within the Troodos mountain range, Kalopanagiotis welcomes you with therapeutic thermal springs and breathtaking vistas. Its UNESCO-listed Monastery of Agios Ioannis Lampadistis houses Byzantine treasures amidst charming chapels and trails that beckon nature enthusiasts. 

Perched at 1,300 meters above sea level in Limassol’s Pitsilia region, Kyperounta exudes an inviting charm with its lush surroundings and apple orchards. Museums, wineries, and nature trails such as the Doksa soi o Theos offer an immersive experience into its rich heritage and scenic allure. 

The picturesque village of Lefkara in Larnaka, known since the Venetian era for its intricate lacework and filigree silver craftsmanship, invites you to witness artisans in action. Stroll through its charming streets, explore ancient chapels, and delve into the captivating allure of its annual Lefkara Festival. 

Savor local delicacies. ©Deputy Ministry of Tourism
Savor local delicacies. ©Deputy Ministry of Tourism

Lastly, Laiki Geitonia, a hidden gem within old Nicosia, boasts restored 18th-century houses and a pedestrianized charm with art shops and tavernas that transport you to a bygone era. 

From November 25, 2023, to January 14, 2024, these magical Christmas Villages beckon you to embrace their cultural events, savor local delicacies, and uncover surprises that promise an authentic Cypriot Christmas experience. Join us in celebrating this enchanting holiday season and get the most out of this unique experience by booking your stay at our mesmerizing villages! 

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