/ / Pedoulas

Pedoulas

Photos and description

The picturesque village of Pedoulas lies among pine forests and cherry orchards in the valley of Marathasa, deep in the Troodos mountains at an altitude of about 1,100 metres above sea level. It is believed that the name "Pedoulas" comes from the words, "pediada" which means valley and "las" which means "people".

The village is very popular among foreign tourists, especially in summer. Visitors appreciate the Pedoulas for a pleasant atmosphere, the mild climate, the peace and quiet. This is the place where you can relax from the hustle and bustle of the city, enjoy pure nature, beautiful landscapes, Cycling.

In the village there are many interesting places to visit. Such as, for example, the local Byzantine Museum, which contains religious objects brought from several churches. Or the folk art Museum, where you can look at products of traditional local crafts.

However, the most popular attraction in the village of Pedoulas, is the Church of the Archangel Michael, which was built in the year 1474 the money of priest Vasilios of Chamados. In 1985 it was included in the world heritage list of UNESCO. Its main feature is the amazing wall paintings depicting scenes from the New Testament and images of various saints, made by famous artist Minas of Myrianthus.

Another popular place in Pedoulas was the Church of the Holy cross, the design of which also involved state. In the courtyard of this temple has a huge cross with a height of 25 meters.

Traditionally, local inhabitants engaged in the cultivation of grapes and cherries, as well as the production of sweets. Moreover, if so desired, tourists can also participate in the collection and harvesting of the crop.