After a very nice sleep with blanket (Kakopetria is at 667 meters of altitude), I woke up ready for a long day ahead and my first Cypriot hikes!
After a little drive through Troodos, where the roads are nicely surrounded by beautiful cedars, I reached the Pano Platres Tourism Information Center and asked about directions to visit the nearby waterfalls:
Kaledonia and Myllomeri.
I started with the Kaledonia ones, as the hike is longer (about 1 hour to reach the main waterfall) and I wanted to be sure not to miss it.
It is not a hard hike but bear in mind you’ll have to cross the river a couple of times, so to make it simple just wear sandals and cross the river without having to hop on and off slippery stones. At least that’s what I did!
After this beautiful view, I paid a visit to the Myllomeri waterfall, very easy to reach but also really beautiful and impressive. It looked like a fairy tale setting…
Last but not least, the following stop of the day (I told you it was going to be a long one!) was the traditional village of Omodos, with its little alleys and typical handicrafts such as laces and of course wine!
It felt like being transported into the past…
Travel diary shared by Giulia Cimarosti