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How to get from Limassol to the Troodos Mountains?

Updated: 4 months ago

The Troodos Mountains - a jewel of Cyprus and one of the most interesting natural landmarks.

These are waterfalls, winemaking villages, and monasteries listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as the stunning mountain air that differs from the coastal air.

You can reach the mountains from the country's main resort city, Limassol, by taxi, as part of a tourist group transfer, or by public transportation.

Limassol - Troodos

автобус лимассол троодос

Taxi

The easiest but most expensive way. A taxi from Limassol to Troodos will cost at least 120 euros. Moreover, you will need to figure out the return journey. Just in case, save our article on taxi apps in Cyprus, it will help you get an idea of the prices (Troodos is a fairly large area, so some drivers may charge more for certain villages while others may charge less).

Transfer

Excursions to Troodos are offered in any touristy place in Limassol. These can be minivans with posters or small agencies along tourist streets. Plan a whole day for such an excursion - from morning to evening.

Buses

You can also independently get to the Troodos villages by municipal buses.

The easiest bus geared towards tourists is 64. It departs from the Germasogeia tourist zone at 9:15, passes through the Old Hospital at 9:30, and ends its route at the Troodos Botanical Garden.

On the way, the bus passes through the villages of Alassa, Monagri, Doros, Lania, Trimiklini, Moniatis, Pera Pedi, Mantria, Kato Platres, and Platres. At 11:15, the bus arrives at Troodos Square, and then it goes to the Botanical Garden, where it waits for those who want to walk among the plants for an hour before returning to the square.

On the way back, this bus departs from Troodos Square at 4:15 in the summer (from May 1 to September 30) or at 3:15 in the winter (from October 1 to April 30).

There are also several local buses not geared towards tourists. For example, bus number 60 can take you to the village of Saitta, and bus number 62Z can take you to the village of Platres. There are a couple more routes, and you can find the full list of departures from the Troodos villages to Limassol in this file.

Frequently Asked Questions About Excursions to Troodos from Limassol

How much does an excursion to Troodos cost?

Prices for organized excursions in minivans or minibuses start at 40 euros per person. This includes the transfer itself and everything. You will need to pay separately on the spot for lunch, entrance to museums, and tips.

How much time is needed for a tour of Troodos?

Tour companies offering excursions claim it takes 8-9 hours, including the transfer. That's a whole day from morning to evening. We recommend considering tours with an overnight stay in one of the mountain hotels, as such tours are also available. Alternatively, you can take a taxi or bus and stay overnight.

What can you add to a tour of Troodos?

If you decide to go to the mountains for several days, besides visiting UNESCO monasteries, we recommend combining the trip with a visit to wineries, many of which are located in Troodos. Check out our article on Cyprus wineries for more information.

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