agrotourism  all posts by date  Limassol district  top agro restaurants

Α tavern without a name in Troodos

Troodos Camping area (turn across Airforce base), 99349782, Troodos Mountains
Mon-Sun lunch (call beforehand)
Being Cypriot there are some things that go without saying. Firstly you don’t go to the beach unless it’s June, despite that it may be 35C in May. Secondly the peak of the beach season is 15th of August, you don’t go to the beach after that, holidays are over. It was only this year that we decided to actually skip the beach on the 15th of August and take a trip to the mountains. Although it took almost two hours to get there with the unexpected traffic, this hidden gem was worth it.
I don’t know when, how and by whom the tavern without a name was discovered but I would have never found it myself. Being off the main Troodos street without a sign, right in the middle of nowhere it is not easy to spot, unless you are camping nearby or you are part of the air force across the street.
It is really a small house with a tiny veranda that looks like a grandma’s house. What’s more is that the person who actually cooks is a…grandma, making the traditional vibe even stronger. Don’t expect anything luxurious, but rather a simple, relaxed and beautiful setting right in the middle of the Troodos forest.
Troodos restaurant CyprusIf you go on a weekend you are likely to find a good selection of traditional dishes prepared by “kiria Eleni”. If you go on a weekday she will cook for you whatever is available on that day. We went on a busy day so we had a few options.
Firstly came the freshly prepared village salad with abundance of olive oil! Then came the village yogurt made with sheep’s milk, the stuffed zucchini flowers (“anthi”) that are her best seller if you go during the summer season and the stuffed vine leaves (aka “koupepia”). Troodos restaurant Cyprus

Troodos restaurant CyprusThe deliciously crispy lamb “souvla” followed, together with a quite good chicken “souvla”. The cherry on the cake were the oven baked macaroni (“pasticcio”), home-made by “kiria Eleni” of course.
The finale were the crispy fried honey pitas, a great end to a traditional meal. We weren’t expecting anything but fruit, so it was a rather pleasant surprise.Troodos restaurant CyprusI can’t isolate a single element that makes this hidden gem beautiful, but it’s rather the combination of things that make it special: its obscure location being in the middle of nowhere, the beautiful setting as it is surrounded by pine trees, and the home-made food that changes every day.
The price of 67€ for four people with 3 beers was extremely fair.

Save

You may also like

Most Popular

activity  all posts by date  best for breakfast/brunch  best mediterranean  best Nicosia  brunch/breakfast Nicosia  café/restaurant restaurants Nicosia  café/restaurants Nicosia  eat  greek/cypriot restaurants Nicosia  healthy/light restaurants Nicosia  Lefkosia (Nicosia)  mediterranean restaurants Nicosia  newcomer  top by city  top by cuisine  value for money

Apron

Sofouli 34, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA), 22 675858 Mon-Sat 8:30-16:00 The reason why I love Nicosia, my hometown, can be summarised in this brand new little restaurant, Apron. In a small, central side street making homemade,...
Read more
activity  all posts by date  best for vegetarians  best lebanese/syrian  best Limassol  best snack/sandwich  delivery / take away  eat  lebanese/syrian restaurants Limassol  Lemesos (Limassol)  snack/salad/sandwich Limassol  top by city  top by cuisine  value for money

Hummus Bar

Gladstonos 23, LEMESOS (LIMASSOL), 25 005522 Mon-Sat 11:00-23:00 The most saved photograph on my Instagram account over the past few weeks is indeed Hummus Bar. It’s not fancy, it’s not big and it only...
Read more