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A brief description of Prodromos village.
Prodromos is built at an altitude of 1400m and is the highest village in Cyprus. It is named after St. John the Baptist (Prodromos in Greek). The best cherries in Cyprus are produced in Prodromos and people believe that this is because Holy Mary Trikoukkiotisa who has her monastery in the area blesses the village. Although today lies in ruins, the Beregaria Hotel which once hosted the rich and famous remains a landmark in Prodromos. The hotel was named after Beregaria, the bride of Richard the Lionheart, whom he married in Cyprus.

What to see?

Holy Mary Trikoukkiotisa: is located at the south entrance of the village (when coming from Lemithou, turn right at the T-Junction). Visiting hours are between 9:00 to 13:00 and between 15:00 to 16:00


What to do?

View Point: make a stop at the view point and take some pictures. The view of the mountains in the distance and the village below is spectacular. It is signposted and you will find it about 150 meters from the Byzantio Restaurant on the way to Troodos square.

Cyprus Forestry College: close to the round – about; you will see the brown sign on your way to the Troodos Square.

Traditional Kilns: on this trail you will see the traditional kilns (kaminia) where resin (tar) was produced from the pine wood; resin was used to line pottery where wine was put to ferment and age. The site is signposted and you will find it about 2.72 km away from the Prodromos round-about.


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