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Kakopetria

Kakopetria Village Entrance

First trail in Cyprus

Trek: from Mt Olympus / Chionistra (Χιονίστρα) [elev. 1951 m] to Kakopetria (Κακοπετριά)

Date: 21st of September 

Distance: Total: 25.31 km

 

First Track : 2.70 km

Track (21/9/13 6:59:12π.μ.)



 

Second Track  22.61 km

Track (21/9/13 8:07:30π.μ.)



20 September 2013

A Night in Kakopetria (a Day before)

 

The night before, me,  Efi Andrianou and her partner Vasilis received a warm welcome by the team of the Linos Inn, the two girls Xenia and Athena. The owner Stelios Alkiviades have asked them to prepare a wonderful delicious meal from a variety of typical Kakopetria dishes and some of their tasteful, red wine. This was the first contribution to the Journey of the Diary. Stelios also offered us the rooms to stay and that continued the next day, when all gathered again coming back from the first route of the Journey. The room's

Linos Inn is situated in Old Kakopetria village, in the Solea Valley - approximately 50 km from Lefkosia (Nicosia) the capital of Cyprus, 50 km from Lemessos (Limassol) the 2nd largest town and 15 km from Chionistra, the highest peak of the Troodos mountains. Linos Inn is in fact a complex of old houses that has been restored and transformed under the regulations of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation within the framework of Agrotourism, so as to establish a superb homely environment offering a traditional experience that can be truly enjoyed. The term "linos" refers to the very old place where with very primitive methods, grapes were squeezed for wine making. Because such "linos" were found in these old houses we restored, it was decided to name the inn "Linos Inn". Linos Inn consists of various types of accommodation including studios, double-bed rooms and suites the "Linos Restaurant" offering international and cypriot cuisine, and a Pizza-cafe. All rooms are fully air-conditioned and with old traditional furniture, balcony or veranda, central heating, bath and w/c, telephone, radio, satellite TV, mini bar, fire place and Jacuzzi in most of the rooms.

 

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Xenia and Athena at the Linos Inn's restaurant

(Linos Inn features both a restaurant with international cuisine as well as the Mesostrato Tavern which specialised in traditional Cypriot dishes.)

 

Passings

 

Mt Olympos / Chionistra (Χιονίστρα)

 

Chionistra

 

From Chionistra to Amiantos

(Descent - Leaving Chionistra)

 

Votanikos Troodos

(Botanical Gardens of Troodos)

 

Pano Amiantos Album

(Amiantos)


Platania Meeting Album

(First Food Break)

 

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In Kakopetria Album

(Entering Kakopetria)

 

The Fiddler Album

(Meeting Andreas Lardis. For more please visit his personal page Andreas Lardis under Room 403, Artistic Siblings or click the image. )

 

Andreas Lardis

Andreas signing the Diary of an Angel

 

 

The Youngster Album

(Meeting Yannis Krasias. For more please visit his personal page Yannis Krassias under Room 403, Artistic Siblings or click the image. )

 

Efi and Yannis

 

The Wedding

(a wedding at the Church of Christ Saviour of Kakopetria / Ιερός Ναός Μεταμόρφωσης Σωτήρος)

 

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 Olive Mill (Eliomilos / Ελιόμιλος)

(Old traditional olive mill)

Eliomilos

 

 

Odoiporiko / Second Day

 

 

 

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