The pine-clad Troodos Mountains an extensive and imposing range stretching across the centre of Cyprus are considered the very heart of Cyprus. Its highest peak is Olympos at 1952 metres. The air here is refreshing, pure and invigorating; the scenery outstandingly beautiful with spectacular panoramic views of the majestic mountains. This is the place, for those searching for a taste of the real Cyprus.
Platres at 1200 metres above sea level amidst a forest of fragrant pines, in the heart of the Troodos Mountains, is Cyprus most popular mountain resort. Looking down towards the southern coast of the island it provides a welcoming retreat from the busier coastal resorts and is an ideal base from which to explore the region. The village offers a variety of facilities including a number of tavernas, bars, restaurants, mini-markets & souvenir shops, banks, a post office, the areas Tourism Organisation information office, and a disco.
The visitors to Platres in addition to a relaxing, rejuvenating holiday come to enjoy a variety of pursuits such as walking, bicycling, bird watching, painting, wild flowers, geology, and visiting the Byzantine churches. In the winter months skiing in the nearby Troodos ski centre is available.
The charming mountain villages have given inspiration to poets and artists alike for many generations. The people friendly and hospitable offer you a chance to experience the unhurried pace of village life. In the local Kafeneion (coffee shop) the backgammon dice still roll and, traditional crafts such as lace-making and pottery are still widely practised. Each village having its own crop such as cherries, apples and peaches or sweet specialities like soujouko, palouze and various candied fruits in syrup. Commandaria, the Cyprus sweet dessert wine is produced here as well as a number of the islands best wines in small wineries.
A stay in the mountains will give you treasured memories to take home.
There are 81 guestrooms, including three suites and seven junior suites. All guest-rooms are tastefully decorated, comfortably furnished and equipped with central heating, ceiling fan, fitted carpet, bathroom, TV,, direct dial telephone, hair dryer, clock radio and private balcony, most overlooking the valley and the surrounding countryside.
The Pendeli's public areas are the Nightingales café, The Laurels Dining Room and Veranda, The Robin's Nest bar (with fireplace for the winter months) and The Cedar Rooms. Other facilities include: an open-air swimming pool, a small library, a games room and a toddler play area.
From The Pendeli one may pursue a variety of activities including nature walks, mountain bicycling, and photography. Horseback riding is available from Troodos square during the summer months. During January, February & March skiing at the nearby Troodos centre is usually possible. Nature walks include amongst others the Caledonian Waterfalls trail, the Millomeris Waterfall trail, and the Pouziaris trail. From Platres one may visit the traditional villages of Omodhos, Pera Pedhi, Phini & Lofou and the famous monastery of Cyprus Kykko with its Byzantine museum. Limassol and the coast are only a 40-minute drive to enjoy a day at the beach.
Meetings & Incentives
Our incentives vary according to the season & your needs. We can organise for you winery tours, skiing competitions, bicycle races, treasure hunts, jeep safaris, special dinners & lectures.
Located far from the city hustle and bustle, The Pendeli is a superb option for combining work meetings and leisure time. The relaxed atmosphere of our meeting rooms and the peacefulness its location make it ideal holding business meetings, seminars, celebrating events or for any other event that a group or business might wish to hold outside its offices.