Pedoulas is a hill resort renowned for its cherries. In the village one can visit the Church of the Archangelos Michael, the Byzantine Museum and the Folk Art Museum.
1. The Church of the Archangel Michael and Byzantine Museum
The painted church of the Archangelos Michael is situated in the lowest part of the village. It is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site and dates to 1474. It has a pitched wooden roof typical of the Troodos churches. The wall paintings are in the local post- Byzantine style that developed prior to Venetian rule.
Pedoulas Byzantine museum is located a few metres away from the church. It was established to house and preserve icons and artifacts dating from the 12th century. All the exhibits come from churches in the region.
2. Folk Art Museum
The Folk Art Museum exhibits depict the way of life, customs, traditions and history of the Marathasa village com munities. On view are traditional rural objects, such as local dresses, wood-carved furniture and other household and agricultural objects.
Courtesy of the CTO