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How to get from Paphos to Troodos Mountains?

Updated: 2 months ago

One of the most popular natural attractions in Cyprus is the Troodos Mountain Range, located not far from Paphos, but the road there is not so simple.

To reach the edge of the mountain forests, refreshing waterfalls, wine valleys, and famous UNESCO-listed monasteries, there are several ways. Due to the complex terrain, despite it seeming close on the map, all options will be time-consuming.

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Taxi from Paphos to Troodos

The most expensive but also the simplest way. Troodos is mountains, and the distance here is not the main focus. Taxi drivers unabashedly charge 150 euros for a one-way trip, even though it's less than 80 kilometers. The journey will take about an hour and a half. It's better to arrange with the driver when to pick you up back, as it can be challenging to leave the villages in the evening.

By Car from Paphos to Troodos

If you have your own or a rental car, reaching the Troodos Mountains from Paphos will not be difficult. If you enjoy driving on winding roads, you'll also find pleasure in the journey. You can drive either through Ayios Nikolaos (a more winding road) or through Omodos (a smoother road). If you want to avoid sharp turns as much as possible, drive through Limassol, but the route will exceed 100 kilometers.

Excursions from Paphos to Troodos

The cost of tours to Troodos starts from 45-50 euros per person. It's a full-day tour from morning to evening by bus or minivan. This includes the transfer and everything. You'll need to pay separately on-site for lunch, museum entrance fees, and tips. You can buy such tours from any travel agency on the tourist streets of Paphos.

If you are a group of people, a more cost-effective option would be to buy a tour from Paphos to Troodos on the Tripster service - its cost starts from 120 euros for the entire car. There are also interesting jeep tours or inexpensive tours starting from 30-40 euros per person. The specific tour options may vary, but on the Paphos excursions page, you will always find ways to reach Troodos.

By Bus from Paphos to Troodos

There is no direct bus from Larnaca to the Troodos village, but you can reach the mountains without transfers.

Direct Bus Paphos - Troodos Mountains

Municipal bus No. 633 will take you to the village of Agios Nikolaos in the Troodos Mountains. It's suitable if your goal is the famous monastery of the same name. To reach other villages and ancient monasteries, you'll need to take a taxi from Ayios Nikolaos.

The bus departs only twice a day:

  • Monday - Friday at 05:45 and 12:35 from Paphos (Karavella Station), back at 06:45 and 14:30;
  • Saturdays - at 06:00 and 12:00 from Paphos (Karavella Station), back at 07:00 and 13:00;
  • No routes on Sundays.

Bus from Paphos to Troodos with Transfer

This option involves a trip through Limassol - first on a regular intercity bus, and then on bus No. 64, going directly to Troodos on a special schedule tailored to tourists.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Trip from Paphos to Troodos

How long does the trip to Troodos from Paphos take?

These are always full-day tours, lasting approximately 8 hours. It's suitable for a first introduction, but if you want to explore the mountains more thoroughly, we recommend finding options with overnight stays in the villages of Troodos, where there are good hotels.

What to see in Troodos?

If you decide to go to the mountains for several days, besides visiting the UNESCO monasteries, we recommend combining the trip with a tour of the wineries, most of which are located in Troodos. Read our article on Cyprus wineries beforehand.

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