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The Trip from Larnaca to Troodos Mountains

Welcome to another exciting adventure brought to you by GeoDrive Car Hire! Today, we invite you to embark on a journey from the bustling city of Larnaca to the enchanting Troodos Mountains. This road trip is a captivating blend of history, culture, and breathtaking landscapes, offering travelers a chance to explore the hidden gems of Cyprus.
Larnaca - Troodos with car

Larnaca: The Starting Point

Our journey begins in Larnaca, one of Cyprus's major cities. Larnaca boasts a fascinating mix of modernity and history. Before hitting the road, take some time to explore the city's highlights:

  • Larnaca Salt Lake: Witness the stunning pink hues of the salt lake, home to migratory flamingos during certain seasons.

  • Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque: This serene mosque is a significant pilgrimage site in Islam and offers a glimpse into the island's multicultural history.

  • St. Lazarus Church: A beautiful example of Byzantine architecture, this church dates back to the 9th century and is steeped in legend and history.

  • Finikoudes Beach: Relax on the sandy shores of Finikoudes Beach and enjoy the lively promenade.

En Route to Troodos: Historical Stops

As you leave Larnaca behind and head toward the Troodos Mountains, be sure to make a few historical stops along the way:

  • Choirokoitia: Visit the UNESCO-listed Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement, one of the earliest human settlements in Cyprus dating back to 7000 BC.

  • Kourion: Explore the ancient city of Kourion, where you'll find well-preserved Greco-Roman ruins, including a magnificent amphitheater with a view that will leave you breathless.

Welcome to Troodos: Village Treasures

As you ascend into the Troodos Mountains, you'll encounter charming villages with a rich cultural heritage. Here are a few must-visit spots:

  • Omodos: This picturesque village is famous for its cobblestone streets, traditional architecture, and the Monastery of the Holy Cross, where you can savor local wine and explore centuries-old traditions.

  • Platres: Nestled in the forested Troodos region, Platres offers a serene escape with hiking trails, waterfalls, and a laid-back atmosphere.

  • Kakopetria: Wander through the narrow alleys of Kakopetria and admire the well-preserved Cypriot architecture. The medieval stone bridge and the Church of St. Nicholas are highlights.

  • Prodromos: As the highest village in Cyprus, Prodromos offers stunning views and a chance to experience the island's rural charm.


The road from Larnaca to the Troodos Mountains is a journey through time and nature. It's a testament to Cyprus's rich history and natural beauty, offering travelers the chance to explore ancient sites, picturesque villages, and the breathtaking mountain landscapes. So, grab your rental car from GeoDrive Car Hire and set out on this unforgettable adventure. Discover Cyprus's hidden treasures, one village at a time, and make memories that will last a lifetime. #discoverTrips #GeoDriveCarHire #TroodosMountains

September 13, 2023
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