The beautiful community of Kyperounta lies at the bottom of Madari and Paputsa peaks which are raised imposingly above the village. Kyperounta is the largest mountain village in Cyprus and currently has around fifteen hundred inhabitants. The physical appearance of the village takes various shades as the seasons change.

The village is adjacent to the Troodos Mountains and is situated at an altitude of 1250 to 1400 meters. It is the third highest village on the island, after the village of Prodromos and Handria.

Kyperounta is penetrated by the main tributaries of the Kourris River which dismembers in narrow deep valleys.

Tradition says as dominant version of the name of the village is the nutsedge plant which is a weed that is abundant in the region and bears the scientific name "cyperus rotunus" and once was used as one of the main foods for animals.


Local Flavors

The Main occupation of Kyperoundas inhabitants is agriculture. Croplands In the village thrive mainly fruit trees apple, pear, apricot, cherry, plum and peach.

The fact is that Kyperounta generates about one third of the national production of apples and pears. It is precisely because of that fact that , its inhabitants have for years now have been organizing on an annual basis the apple festival every second weekend of October. In Kyperounta more than 5 different varieties of apples are produced.

Since 2000 Kyperounta is the only nationwide area that produces the new variety of apples known as nachi achladomila.

At the same time the residents are engaged in grape growing and wine production. The Kyperounda winery is particularly known for its award winning wines of Andeasitis and Petritis.

Finally in the community traditional "allantopoieia" (charcuteries) operate, from which guests can purchase the world famous Hiromeri “cured ham” and smoked sausages known as Pitsilias sausages.


Nature trails

If you love the mountains, greenery and fresh air, you have to visit the nature trails.

  • Path "Doxa si o theos - Madari" fire lookout station
    Starting location "Doxa si o theos" Located 2km from Kyperounta and 5 km from Spilia village on the asphalt road of Kyperounda - Spilia village.
    Length: 3.8 km
    Time: 2 hours
    Difficulty: 3
    Points of Interest ˸ Panoramic views in all directions from an altitude of 1400 - 1600m runs along the ridge of Madari. It ends near the mountain top of Adelfoi (1613m). The visitor can climb into the Madari fire lookout station that dominates the area. Linked to other trails such as "Madari – Selladi tou Karamanli" and "Doxa si o theos - Moutti tis Horas". At the beginning of the walk there is a fountain with drinking water.
  • Path Ticia tis Madari (cyclic)
    Starting point: near the fire observatories of Madari, near where the path ends "Doxa si o theos - Madari". There is a paved road for vehicles, leading towards Polystypos village towards the top "Adelfoi" Located 3km. On the road there is a sign which guides visitors to the top.
    Length: 3mm
    Difficulty: 2
    Impressive and Very tall cliffs Pass through all along the trail with very interesting geology. Great view over the valley of Messaoria and Morphou Bay.
    Linked paths are "Madari-Doxa si o theos" and "Madari - Selladi Karamanlis".


Byzantine Heritage

Kyperounta, still maintains the traditional folk architecture of our country.

  • Church of Agia Marina: It is dedicated to the patron Saint of the village. In its current form is a three-aisled basilica of the 18th century. It is an older extension aisled church and stands for the exquisite woodwork and the unique triple roof supported on wooden pillars. It celebrates on July 17.
  • Church of St. Arsenius of Cappadocia: Early Christian Revival five-aisled basilica aisle. It boasts a fine marble floor, colonnades with Corinthian marbles, the early Christian throne, the pulpit and the shrine with imposing images. Celebrated on November 10.
  • Church of our Lady Panagia and Chrysosotiros: Two-aisled timber-roofed basilica of the 18th century. Rescued the oldest shrine, the architrave and images like (Virgin and Child of 1556m.Ch). Prominent figure of the Transfiguration of Our Lady panagia and jesus . The church served two natures, Orthodox and Catholic, during the Venetian rule, and is celebrated on August 6.
  • Chapel of the Holy Cross: It is the oldest church in the village with aisled basilica aisle. It dates back to the 16th century. With Distinguished unique frescoes of exceptional style in two arches, the church functions since 1995 as a museum and holds the ecclesiastical treasures of the community. In the courtyard there is also a botanical garden. The church celebrates on September 14 and August 1.
  • Church of the Assumption: Newly built church on the ruins of an ancient temple. The ancient image of the Virgin Mary is kept in the icon-Holy Cross. Celebrates every Thursday after Easter.
  • Chapel St. Kendeas: A Shrine at the Kyperounda Hospital , was built in 2010 to serve the needs of patients. Celebrated on October 6.



  • Traditional Rural Life Museum and Natural History: Prior to the village square is this museum that includes exhibits of folk the traditional rural life and embalmed animals, birds and reptiles from Cyprus fauna.
  • Cyprus independence Struggle Museum: The Museum is housed in the restored house of hero Christodoulos Kannaourou. Kannaouros took part in the Cyprus EOKA-Fighters struggle , who took the fight against English colonialism between 1955-1959. The British killed the hero at the entrance of his house on the pretext that he housed rebels. The house hosts the hideout of the hero and traditional stable.


Services operating in the village

  • Hospital: At the entrance of the village's is the Hospital - former Sanatorium. Built in 1937 and operated as a sanatorium. In 1974 the sanatorium was converted to General Hospital. From formal studies done by German doctors the microclimate of the area is considered suitable for the treatment of respiratory diseases. Today it serves as a District General Hospital employing large number of medical, nursing and other staff. It Features Emergency Department , Emergency and Accident Department of Radiology, Outpatient (General Medicine, Cardiology, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Gynecology, Surgery, Dental Surgery) and Surgical Pathology chamber, Sanatorium, Physiotherapy, Community Nursing, Laboratory and Pharmacy.
  • Banking Institutions: Cooperative Credit Company Kyperoundas and Annex of the Bank of Cyprus.


Multipurpose Regional center

  • Seniors day care
  • Kindergartens
  • Child Station
  • Kids Club
  • District Primary School
  • Regional Kindergarten


Gallery: A taste of Kyperounta