Local Amenities & Attractions
B8 the main road between Troodos & Limassol
From local shops, tavernas & kafeneon, To police stations & hospitals, To routes between airports and Dhoros. The list is endless and varied depending on how you arrive and what you are looking for. With my local knowledge of the area I have created a map of Dhoros and the surrounding areas with you in mind. See Need to Know for information about our local shop and Kaffeneon, both within a 2 minutes walk from our home .
First it shows the routes between both airports and The Old Olive Mill; Next its shows the shuttle bus station and then possibly the next most important thing at 3 AM in the morning after a long flight, a very handy 24 hour bakery which stocks milk, basic food stuffs and takeaways. It has been a lifesaver on more than one occasion since it has opened.
For Limassol it marks, My Mal a huge mega shopping centre on the outskirts of the town just in case you get withdrawal symptoms for Starbucks or Costa Coffee and chain boutiques like Mango.
For children it marks Limassol's giant waterpark, Fasouri & Limassol Zoo. If you are feeling cosmopolitan, Limassol's multi million new Marina; yachts & a range of restaurants for all budgets or simply buy a coffee at Cafe Nero and watch the world stroll by. If you prefer to visit the past, the old town and harbour are all being renovated and host a full range of places to eat & drink in equally outstanding settings.
I have added two attractions outside of our normal locality, one, Petra tou Romiou! Why? because this strange name actually marks the mythical birthplace of Aphrodite as she rose from the waves. These are her rocks and it is said if you swim around them 3 times anticlockwise you regain 3 years of your youth. (Also the location of a couple of golf courses). The other place is obviously her bathing place on the other side of the island. Both worth a day trip out for a seaside visit.
I have also marked Limassol's 3 main beach areas; Kourion by the ancient site of Kouriun, (if you get the chance to see a play or concert there it is definitely worth the effort) where you will find plenty of tavernas to choose from and some pretty good waves to play in, Dhasoudi Beach in the tourist area with a taverna and lots of local tavernas and shops to visit nearby, and Ladies Mile a long strip of sand dunes, with warm shallow water, the place of preference for locals, it has a good choice of tavernas. All totally different with their own special atmosphere.
Dhoros sits within a very fertile valley on Troodos' southern slopes; which are renowned for their vineyards. Dhoros is included in two of Cyprus' major wine producing areas. The Koumandaria appellation area and the Krassochoria area. So there are plenty of wineries to visit in this area, many of which are not marked on any map! such as the lovingly restored traditional Commandaria winery Revecca's in Ayios Mamas.
One of Dhoros' other main claims to international recognition is being in the area of Troodos' painted churches & monasteries, 10 of which appear on the 'World Heritage List'. Dhoros itself has two churches and is in extremely close vicinity to three monasteries. Whether its a pilgrimage or simply to look at these marvels of the Byzantine era, these are a must to see whilst here.
As a work in progress I shall be adding more wineries, monasteries & churches of special note to this map in the months ahead.