Pinsteps. The Old Kakopetria fairytales
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One of the most well-known fairytales related to Kakopetria is called "The Fairy Bride of Kakopetria". According to the legend, a man named Katsantonis met a beautiful woman in the village who he fell in love with and eventually married. However, on the day of the wedding, the bride disappeared, leaving behind only a note saying that she was a fairy and had to return to her world. Katsantonis was heartbroken and went to a wise older man in the village for advice. The older man told him that to win back his fairy bride, he needed to go to a nearby tree and strike it three times with an axe while saying her name. Katsantonis did as he was told, and to his amazement, his fairy bride appeared before him, now able to stay in the human world forever. The couple lived happily ever after, and the tree where Katsantonis struck his axe three times became known as the "Tree of the Fairy Bride".

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A one-day tour of Nicosia and Kakopetria is a great way to experience the history, culture, and natural beauty of Cyprus. Starting in Nicosia, the capital city of Cyprus, you can explore the island's rich history by visiting numerous historical sites, such as the Venetian walls, Ledra Street, and the buffering zones.

After a morning of sightseeing in Nicosia, head to the picturesque village of Kakopetria in the Troodos Mountains. This charming village is renowned for its traditional architecture, including beautiful stone houses and winding cobblestone streets. Stroll through the town to admire the beautiful homes or visit the Church of Transfiguration, which boasts stunning frescoes from the post-Byzantine era.

One of the most popular attractions in Kakopetria is the Karkotis River, which offers a perfect setting for relaxing sightseeing or a refreshing waterfall breeze of the clear waters. For those who enjoy hiking, the Vateri Nature Trail is a great way to explore the surrounding mountains and forests.

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