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Get up to the mountains
Member Name: smudge377
Advantages: scenery fab, pretty villages, stuniing accomodation, great food
Disadvantages: Troodos village a little touristy
Having now visited Cyprus twice I can thoroughly advise a trip to the Troodos mountains is well worth it.
Troodos village itself is a little bit of a let down, as it seemed to be full of stalls selling touristy bits, and hoardes of coaches. So hire a car and take a drive up from the coast. Platres is an idea place to stay, would thoroughly reccomend hotel Minerva run by a botantist. stayed in a lovely room with 4 poster for 30.00 a night for 2. Johns cafe does wonderful food, the Meze had so many courses I couldn't begin to finish it all. Go in June, and enjoy the most tasty cherries ever. There are b=various walks from Troodos. we did the Caledonia trail that follows a babbling brook down to Platres, it was really stunning, and we saw Crimean orchids.
The whole area is visually stunning, so get off the beach and visit
Summary: Well worth a visit