The Pitsillia area is accessible either from Lemesos (Limassol), or from Lefkosia (Nicosia).
This area has four of the famous Byzantine churches on the World Heritage list – The Church of the Transfiguration of the Saviour (tou Sotiros) at Palaichori, the Church of Stavros tou Agiasmati at Platanistasa, the Church of Timios Stavros (Church of the Holy Cross) in the village of Pelendri and the church of Panagia tou Araka in the village of Lagoudhera.
Two of the main villages of the area are Agros and Palaichori. Agros is in the heart of the Pitsilia region situated in a beautiful valley with a dry climate and cool springs and is a popular resort all the year round with several hotels and restaurants. It is a great starting point for hiking and biking.
The village of Palaichori, as its name implies (‘palaio’ meaning old), is a very old village with cobbled streets. It has two very interesting Byzantine churches, a Byzantine museum and a shady square.