Pedoulas is a tiny mountain village in the Troodos Mountains, situated at an altitude of over 1,100 metres and boasting a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The small village, which has only 130 permanent inhabitants, has 12 churches.

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Churches of Pedoulas

The churches were built here from the 15th century until the 20th century, when the local Cathedral of the Holy Cross (1935) was built, which dominates the whole valley.

However, the most important church, which makes Pedoulas a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the Church of the Archangel Michael from 1474, which at first glance looks more like a stone cottage with a wooden roof. It is a beautiful example of religious architecture in a very remote rural location.

What other churches can you find in Pedoulas?

  • Stavros Fithkias - one of the most visible churches, dating from 1986, boasts a 25 meter high white cross.
  • Agios Rafael - the new church dates from 1996 and is decorated with modern frescoes and icons.
  • Panagia Vorini - the 14th century church stands in a beautiful location under mature oak trees.
  • Agios Panagiotis - the newest church imitating the architecture of the oldest ones dates back to 2009.
  • Agios Onoufrios - a small chapel stands right in the centre of the village and dates back to the 14th century.
  • Agia Marina - the church with a wooden roof was built in the 14th century.
  • Agia Paraskevi - a 14th century chapel stands in the hills at the northern end of the village.
  • Agios Georgios - the picturesque 14th century church is adjacent to the cemetery and the whole place is one of the most beautiful in Pedoulas.

Accommodation and transport

Accommodation in Pedoulas is provided by 2 hotels and several private apartments. Prices here fall well below 50 eur per night for 2.

Alternatively, you can choose to live in the nearby larger village of Kakopetria.

Transport to Pedoulas village is best by car. It is about 100 km from both Larnaca and Paphos. You can park for free in any free parking lot in the centre of the village and on the outskirts.

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Bus line 81 only runs here 3 times a day on weekends and 6 times a day on weekdays, and only from Atsas village, where you can change to the frequent service to Nicosia. A single ticket always costs 1,50 eur.

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