Pano Platres, Limassol, Cyprus Accommodations

Accommodations in Pano Platres

Home/Apartment
3br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Parking
Luxury Stone house in the prestigious village of Platres located in an exclusive housing complex in the heart of the forest. Very silent neighborhood with very few houses in the complex. Perfect for relax and meditation.
apt. / condo
Poor
4 reviews
2br apt. / condo
    P.S.N. Platres Flats is located in Platres, Cyprus. It offers spacious, fully equipped apartments and has an on-site restaurant and a swimming pool with sun terrace. Accommodation will provide you a patio and a living room with a flat-screen TV. There is a full kitchen with oven with hobs and a refrigerator. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with a hairdryer. You can enjoy a mountain and pool view. If you feel like visiting the surroundings, check out Kolossi Castle at 52 km and Limassol Zoo Garden at 39 km. Dasoudi Beach is 52 km away and Paphos Airport is at 70 km. Free private, on-site parking is possible. This modern well maintained apartment has a good quiet location away from the road with own parking. In the center of Platres nothing is too far away to walk to. The cooler temperatures and quiet helped everyone sleep deeply and soundly. It comes with a little back yard that gives children extra space to play.This was an ideal flat for a family
    Home/Apartment
    3br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    • Parking
    Comfortable private villa in the picturesque village of Platres, the foothills of Troodos. It is a fully equipped house with kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms, living room with cozy atmosphere by fireplace, outdoor BBQ facilities and terrace
    Home/Apartment
    10br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    • Parking
    The SpaceThe house is quite large and comfortable and could host up to 6 people. The kitchen and living room are on the first floor and the bedrooms are on the ground floor which is also the way to the garden. The house is located in the midle of the village, but has private unobstracted views to a beautiful green valley underneath. During spring and early summer one can wake up to the nightingales song and if you are lucky to catch the time of the melting snow from Troodos mountains, to the relaxing sound of stream water next to the house. There is a small supermarket and a tavern in the village, but there is everything one might need, shops, banks, restaurants etc if you travel 2 km to the famous resort of Pano Platres, which has hosted personalities and celebrities at its beautiful boutique hotels and villas with neoclassic stunning architecture. A few kilometers to the south is the picturesque village of Omodhos, with many cafes and taverns and a famous Byzantine monastery and church. Not far a series of Venetian bridges, and a beautiful valley where you may observe the cypriot moufflones in their natural habitat. Many Byzantine churches and monasteries are within 15-30 minutes drive. There are a few natural waterfalls and trails to walk and observe the forest and the stunning views. Guest AccessGuests have access to a kitchen, living and dining area, a tv, fireplace and wood burning stove, 2 bedrooms, 2 toilets a shower, a relaxation room and a yard where my mother grows fresh herbs and vegetables. Interaction with GuestsEither me or my mother will meet and greet the guests when they arrive to show them everything they need. I will have complete communication with them via the airbnb app. The NeighborhoodThe house is located in the midle of the village, but has private unobstracted views to a beautiful green valley underneath. During spring and early summer one can wake up to the nightingales song and if you are lucky to catch the time of the melting snow from Troodos mountains, to the relaxing sound of stream water next to the house. There is a small supermarket and a tavern in the village, but there is everything one might need, shops, banks, restaurants etc if you travel 2 km to the famous resort of Pano Platres, which has hosted personalities and celebrities at its beautiful boutique hotels and villas with neoclassic stunning architecture. A few kilometers to the south is the picturesque village of Omodhos, with many cafes and taverns and a famous Byzantine monastery and church. Not far a series of Venetian bridges, and a beautiful valley where you may observe the cypriot moufflones in their natural habitat. Many Byzantine churches and monasteries are within 15-30 minutes drive. There are a few natural waterfalls and trails to walk and observe the forest and the stunning views. Getting AroundThere are several routes of the public bus to and from Limassol, starting very early in the morning until afternoon. If one wants to explore the Troodos mountain trails, he may catch the morning bus to it, at 10.30 and return to the village at 15.30. The bus fare is 1.50 euros. There are also a few taxis which offer transportation services in the area Other Things to NoteDuring the winter we will have a small pack of hard wood for the fireplace, enough to keep you warm for an evening. You may always purchase additional wood at the local supermarket.
    Home/Apartment
    2br Home/Apartment
    • Wifi
    • Pets Allowed
    The SpaceLocation location location but not just that! The house has its back side literally built again mountain rock and the other almost completely open to the views of the meadow, the sounds of the forest and the running water of the stream. Its modern and minimal design built with high tech materials makes the space light and comfortable and allows uninterrupted views and a sense of connection with the outdoors at all times. This house will give you the feeling of awe as you suspend on top of the green canopy and you have a panoramic perspective of the nature and the forest. All your senses are activated once you arrive. You can see it, you can smell it, you can hear it and all in absolute privacy! Only accessible though a nature foot path, the house and the surroundings are free of visual man made clutter and noise. The property sits on a 3000m2 plot of sloping forested area with its north side boarding a cool running stream. With the nearest other house being 200 m away, you can gaze over the green forest canopy and the blue skies with no other visual interruptions. There is an abundance of private outdoor space areas around the house and then the forest is an extension of that! The fact that the house is used by the owners on a regular basis makes the house especially comfortable and well equipped with the personal touch of a space being lived and not just rented. We attend to most things personally and we ensure that our quests get the feeling of a home and all that comes with it. Kids especially enjoy spending time here. They are actually our most satisfied quests! Hours of endless activities indoors or outdoors involving climbing, water games, collecting things, observing things, building things and the list goes on... look and find the tent and camp indoors or outdoors. Use the binoculars, the magnifying glass, read the books on birds you can spot, it is all there ready to discover! The house is renovated with high tech materials allowing perfect insulation properties for both summer and winter making the indoor space especially comfortable all through the year. There is no need for air conditioning in the summer and the high efficiency wood stove and wall heaters make a cosy winter dwelling. It is the ideal place to relax, visit the local wineries and taverns, walk or cycle the Troodos mountains and trails. This location provides you with endless activity possibilities by day trips in the surrounding area, both on foot or by car. If activity is not your holiday theme this year, you can easily set yourself in the hammock in the shade with a book, cook a fine meal, watch a movie, play your favorite music or just simply enjoy the silence! In the house you can find maps and quides to help you plan your holiday with ease. KITCHEN: The house consists of a fully equipped kitchen with a counter top dishwasher, washing machine, oven, hot water kettle and coffee maker. You can even find a cake and a pizza pan, making the kitchen ideal for quests who take cooking as seriously as we do! :) You can also find all the necessary equipment for an outdoor barbecue in the house. Please be extra careful with lighting a fire outdoors and follow the instructions you find in the house. BATHROOM: The bathroom is quite roomy and is equipped with a large size (0.90X1.20m) shower tray. You will find 2 clean towels of two sizes for each quest. GROUND FLOOR BEDROOM: The downstairs bedroom has a 1.40X2.00m double bed and can be set up with a baby cod and a high chair if requested. LOFT BEDROOM: The upstairs loft bedroom has two bunk beds 0.90X2.00m and one double pull out futon bed 1.40X2.00m. Please note that the access to this room is via a wooden stair/ladder that you see in the pictures. Kids 5years of age or younger may need to be accompanied by an adult when using this room. -Fresh towels and all beddings will be set up for you at your arrival! If we misjudge your comfort preference, you can find buddings of different warmth indexes in the trunks of both bedrooms and please feel free to replace. Guest AccessThe house is self contained, independent, with no shared facilities and very private. Here you can experience what silence sounds like if you choose to! The only audible sounds are of the running stream, the birds and the sound of the wind brushing through the trees. The house has been in the hosts family since the 1940s and was used as a summer home to escape the heat of the city in a pro air-conditioning era. It has been renovated through the years but we try and keep as much as possible of its original features that are part of our memories and part of our growing up. In the house you will find personal items suck as books, games, and a selective film and music collection. Please make yourself at home and feel free to explore.... Interaction with GuestsBoth myself and my partner live in Nicosia so we will probably not be present when you arrive but we are accessible at any time on our mobile phones or by email, (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), messenger etc. We know the area very well and we will be happy to help out with any inquiry or question about your holiday planning. Please feel free to ask! The NeighborhoodPano Platres where the house is located is a picturesque village in the Troodos nature park and the starting point of many walking trails and cycling routes. It is a few kilometers north of the prime wine making area of Cyprus, surrounded by small villages, monasteries and medieval byzantine churches most of them listed UNESCO sites. The beautiful unspoiled beaches of Avdimou bay are only a 40 minute drive away. You can easily plan a day trip to the beach in the morning and return to the cool breeze of the mountains by dusk. We have compiled an extensive information folder located in the house, with maps, directions, information resources and general advice. Getting AroundPano Platres is best accessible by car. For public transport details please contact us. The best way to experience the area and move about is by hiring a car. Some distances are as follows: 9 km to Troodos square 35 km to Limasol 40 km to Avdimou Bay 50 km Nicosia 70 km to Paphos Other Things to NoteThe house is accessible by a 100m long foot path. You will need to park your car on the main road and walk 2-3 min on foot (see posted pictures) until you reach the house. It is best if you plan your trip so that you arrive during day. If not, simply have with you a small flashlight, any smart phone app will do, to assist you down the path. Even though the house gives you an absolute feeling of seclusion, it is only a 10 minute walk away from the center of Platres village, in which you can find a basic grocery store, bank and a good selection of cafes and restaurants. If you plan to do most of your cooking in the house, you will be receiving with your booking a document with the location of bigger supermarket options with a wider selection of products that you can easily drive to on your way up or at any point during your stay. During winter season you will need to operate a wood burning stove. For those not familiar with that no worries! You will find explicit instructions to assist you in the 'house manual' that you will find in the house. There will be wood ready to use in the house at your arrival. But we kindly ask our quests for a small donation for the use of wood as they see fit. Please note that there is no cable TV connection in the house. There is of course a wifi connection and also a media player loaded with carefully selected films and cartoons of our choice for all ages and tastes. You can bring your own selection on a usb and use the media player to play it as well. TO ASSIST YOU WITH PACKING PLEASE NOTE: -You will be provided with all necessary towels and beddings. -There is a baby cod and a high chair available upon request. -The kitchen is equipped with most of the basic condiments such as oil, sugar, coffee/tea, salt/pepper, a variety of spices etc. The water from the Kitchen sink is potable. -There is a charger at the house with 4 USB ports for charging tablets and also universal charges for small appliances. (The plugs we use in Cyprus are the 3 prong UK type) -In the house you will have access to plenty of books, periodicals, games, and a media player loaded with movies and music. You can use the media player to play your own USB files if you choose to do so.
    Hotel
    Poor
    1 review
    137br 4-star Hotel
    • Breakfast
    • Gym
    • Parking
    • Pets Allowed
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wifi
    This family-friendly Platres hotel is located in the mountains, 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Millomeris Waterfalls, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Caledonia Falls and Mount Olympus. Church of Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis and Panagia Podithou Church are also within 20 mi (32 km).
    Home/Apartment
    2br Home/Apartment
    • Parking
    The SpaceIt is a small cozy flat that accommodates 4. Has free parking for one car. Central heating and fireplace. Electric Oven and stove. Guest AccessSorry no wifi available. No indoor smoking please. Interaction with GuestsI will keep my interaction to a minimum level. The NeighborhoodLocated in the heart of beautiful Platres village. Easy access to nearby nature trails and waterfalls. Getting AroundPublic transportation available daily to and from Limassol.
    hotel
    Poor
    8 reviews
    39br hotel
    • Breakfast
    • Gym
    • Parking
    • Pets Allowed
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wifi
    Situated in Platres, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Millomeris Waterfalls and within 9 mi (15 km) of Caledonia Falls and Mount Olympus. Church of Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis and Panagia Podithou Church are also within 20 mi (32 km).
    Home/Apartment
    Poor
    4 reviews
    2br Home/Apartment
      P.S.N. Platres Flats is located in Platres, Cyprus. It offers spacious, fully equipped apartments and has an on-site restaurant and a swimming pool with sun terrace. Accommodation will provide you a patio and a living room with a flat-screen TV. There is a full kitchen with oven with hobs and a refrigerator. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with a hairdryer. You can enjoy a mountain and pool view. If you feel like visiting the surroundings, check out Kolossi Castle at 52 km and Limassol Zoo Garden at 39 km. Dasoudi Beach is 52 km away and Paphos Airport is at 70 km. Free private, on-site parking is possible.
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      3br Home/Apartment
      • Wifi
      • Parking
      Other Things to NoteThe house is 1000 meters above sea level so in the summer it is pretty cool, which is why we didn't install air conditioners in the house.
      Home/Apartment
      2br Home/Apartment
        The SpaceК услугам гостей предлагается новый 2-х комнатный мезонет, с большими террасами, с видом на горы и море. Мезонет расположен в вечно зеленых хвойных лесах, гор Троодеса, непосредственно в курортном местечке – Платрес, в 30 минутах езды от центра г. Лимасол и берега Средиземного моря. Это одно из лучших и престижнейших мест горного Кипра, излюбленное место отдыха многих, влюбленных в горы. Летом, когда вся растительность чахнет, трава выгорает, на побережье температура поднимается до +35 - +40 градусов и некуда спрятаться от летного зноя, в Платрасе царит прохлада! Температура на 10 – 15 градусов ниже, чем на побережье, повсюду запах хвои и леса. Благодаря сосновому лесу, климат этого места является лечебным, мягким и отлично подходит для всех людей, особенно больных легочными, невротическими, гипертоническими заболеваниями, а также для людей пожилого возраста и детей. Температура в этом месте колеблется от - 5 С зимой и до +25 С летом. Из окон открывается чарующий вид на склоны окрестных гор и голубое море. Когда наступает зима, там часто лежит снег. Платрес - это современная, развитая инфраструктура с ресторанами, уютными семейными отелями, шоссейной автодорогой в горах Троодес. В 20 минутах езды от комплекса, расположена вершина горы «Олимп», на которой в зимнее время действует горнолыжный курорт с подъемниками. Комплекс располагает собственной инфраструктурой: - Полноценное энерго и водоснабжение, центральная канализация, интернет. - Индивидуальный паркинг. - Прогулочные зоны. Мезонет в отличном состоянии (новый), укомплектован встроенной мебелью: шкафы в спальнях и встроенная кухня.
        Home/Apartment
        5br Home/Apartment
        • Wifi
        • Parking
        The SpaceAvalon is a Five Bedroom Villa with five en suite Bathrooms. Three Bedrooms with double beds and two Bedroom with single beds. The house has a specious open plan dining and living area. One main, fully equipped kitchen with a big breakfast-dining table and one small kitchen as utility room, extra storage and cooking facility. The House is surrounded with large Verandas overviewing the forest and with clear visibility parts from Limassol. It has an out side BBQ place and a sitting area and dinning area. A garage for 2 cars. Avalon is diesel central heated and all bedrooms are equipped with A/C . Free fast Internet with WIFI, Satellite Receiver and a big flat TV screen, Play station 3 and Radio/CD player. The NeighborhoodThe Mountain View from Avalon is fantastic Getting AroundBy Car and walking
        Home/Apartment
        2br Home/Apartment
        • Wifi
        • Smoking Allowed
        • Parking
        • Swimming Pool
        K.H.G Stone-Wood Cottages is an agrotourism complex built in traditional architecture rising above the green landscape in Kato Platres. It consists of 5 duplex fully furnished maisonettes. Fresh air and view by the seasonal swimming pool and cafe-bar
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        3br house
          Book Platres Country House for your idyllic holiday away from the hustle and heat of summer! Our property is a cozy and good-sized 3 bedroom house with a terrace, BBQ patio and exceptional mountains view. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Bike hire is available at the property and the area is popular for cycling and hiking. Paphos International Airport is 40 km away. The basic price is given for 2 people (per person) for 3 nights stay. Prices range depends on number of guests and nights. Please don't hesitate to ask me any questions regarding prices.
          Home/Apartment
          3br Home/Apartment
            Book Platres Country House for your idyllic holiday away from the hustle and heat of summer! Our property is a cozy and good-sized 3 bedroom house with a terrace, BBQ patio and exceptional mountains view. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Bike hire is available at the property and the area is popular for cycling and hiking. Paphos International Airport is 40 km away. The basic price is given for 2 people (per person) for 3 nights stay. Prices range depends on number of guests and nights. Please don't hesitate to ask me any questions regarding prices.
            Other
            2br Other
              The SpaceThe unique atmosphere and location of the house as well the fire place makes it really romantic and enjoyable for all guests The NeighborhoodVery friendly and quiet neighbours Getting Around10 min walking to the centre for restaurants bars and cafes
              Country House
              4br Country House
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              • Swimming Pool
              • Wifi
              PERA PEDI PINE VILLA IS A RELAXING GETAWAY IN THE BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAINS OF CYPRUS COMBING A LUSH GREEN SETTING AND 20 MIN. DRIVE FROM LIMASSOL MANY BLUE BEACHES. PERA PEDI HAS THE BEST CLIMATE OF CYPRUS,OUR VILLA IS AT THE BEST LOCATION OF THIS GREEN AREA WITH UNDISTUREB VIEW.FEW MIN.FROM PLATRES,TROODOS,MONASTERIES,WATERFALLS ETC. ALSO 2-3 MIN. NEXT TO US RESTAURANTS,TAVERNAS,BAKERIES,CAFE ETC....
              Other
              3br Other
              • Smoking Allowed
              • Parking
              My place is close to Platres Village and in the middle of Pine Tree Forest. Is good for relaxing and walks in the country house of Cyprus. You’ll love my place because of Area, Fresh Air, Health and Birds and flowers around it. My place is good for couples, families (with kids), and big groups.
              Hotel
              2br Hotel
              • Wifi
              • Breakfast
              • Parking
              "Tranquility Lodge" is located in the center of Mandria village, just 35 km from Limassol and within a short distance to the idyllic landscapes of Troodos mountains and nearby Platres, Foini and Omodos villages, surrounded by the famous wineries and traditional taverns of the area. You will love the location, the outdoors space, surrounding nature and peacefulness. Recommended for couples and solo adventurers.
              Home/Apartment
              3br Home/Apartment
              • Wifi
              • Swimming Pool
              The SpaceMountain Thyme is a modern stone house with cosy living space, an open fire and three bedrooms. Located at the heart of the popular mountain resort of Platres, the house lies in a small residential complex that boasts a restaurant and pool. What our guests say: “Warm welcoming in a spacious and central accomodation. Perfect for groups of friends and families.” Chara, Nicosia “The apartment is spacious and quiet. The area is wonderful to walk around in, woods, streams, waterfall nearby, very peaceful. The host was gracious and helpful. Overall we had a very good experience staying there.” Noam, Israel "Our staying was very satisfying, we would recommend it!" Venetia, Cyprus "The place is very good, and the location is perfect! It's very convenient to go to restaurant, supermarket, café bar, waterfalls, Platres rope park "Sparti". Jie, China "Excellent stay, very quiet area and a spacious house for two families." Robert, UAE The best bits… Outside space The house has a raised terrace with table and chairs and a small but pretty garden to the front, the master bedroom also has a balcony. All of the outside spaces look over the complex and towards the swimming pool. The garden is planted with scented flowers and herbs which create a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere on summer evenings. The complex itself has a very popular restaurant which serves a good variety of food and drinks, there is also a central pool which guests may use if they purchase food at the restaurant or for a daily fee of Euro 5.00 Inside space The house has been built in typical mountain style with a living-dining room, separate kitchen, guest toilet, three bedrooms and a family bathroom. The main living space has comfortable modern sofas set around the open fire, it can get chilly in the mountains in winter and firewood is provided for you. There is an adjoining dining area with a separate kitchen, fully equipped that offers additional dining space. Upstairs the three double bedrooms all have heating and air-conditioning, the windows have shutters to keep out the summer heat and winter chill. A family bathroom includes a bath tub with overhead shower, basin and toilet. There is a separate guest toilet on the ground floor. The Complex This small complex is built in local stone in traditional mountain style, made up of small houses and apartments. The Skylight Restaurant on site is very popular and serves a good variety of quality food, it is open year-round. In summer months guests staying at Mountain Thyme may make use of the pool in the complex provided that they eat at the restaurant, alternatively they can opt to pay Euro 5.00 per day to use the pool and facilities. There is no allocated parking space but you can park to the side of the complex or on the road at no charge. Parking is usually easy to find, but there is also a pay as you go public car park 2-minutes walk away. The Space This cosy mountain house can sleep up to six people, there are three double bedrooms on the first floor all of which have heating to keep you snug in the winter and air-conditioning for the peak of summer. The master bedroom opens out onto the small balcony at the front of the house. All of the bedroom windows have exterior shutters and light interior curtains, they are decorated in a clean, simple style. The family bathroom has a standard sized tub with overhead shower, basin and toilet. There is a spacious guest toilet with basin downstairs. The living room has two three-seater sofas gathered around the stone fireplace. In winter months firewood is provided for you by your local host. The living room also has a flat-screen TV with local channels for cosy nights in. Of course there is also free Wifi too. The dining area features a large wooden table with six chairs, there is also a traditional wooden sideboard. The kitchen is decorated in white and has a smaller dining table for up to four guests; there is plenty of space for cooking with a gas oven and hob, washing machine, kettle, toaster and a good selection of pots and pans, glasses and plates. Guest AccessThe house is for your exclusive use. The pool within the complex belongs to the on-site restaurant. Guests are welcome to use the pool if they eat at the restaurant or alternatively you can opt to pay Euro 5.00 per person per day to use the pool and facilities Interaction with GuestsThe local host Larrys lives in the complex. He will meet you on arrival but will also be available during your stay in case you have any questions or issues The NeighborhoodThe Neighbourhood Platres is one of the most popular resorts in the Troodos Mountains, and attracts visitors all year round. Cypriots love to head to the mountains in August to escape the heat of the coast and in winter the area attracts winter-sports enthusiasts, hikers and cyclists. There is plenty going in the village itself with a good variety of restaurants, cafes and small hotels. There is a small local supermarket in the village as well as several gift shops. There is a larger supermarket in Trimiklini village, around a 10-minute drive away. Want a bit more detail? Read on… The mountain resort of Platres has been attracting visitors for decades. Back in the 1930’s it was the go-to mountain resort for the high society of Cyprus and the Middle East. Regular, regular visitors included author Daphne du Maurier, poet Giorgos Seferis and King Farouk of Egypt. In fact the famous Brandy Sour cocktail was invented for the latter in Platres! It is no less popular today with locals and visitors alike and in the winter you could be forgiven for thinking you are in the Alps, surrounded by timber-framed and stone clad buildings, pine forests and of course a generous dusting of snow! Cyprus is famed for its sunny climate year round so it’s hard to imagine but up in the mountains you really are in a different world. There are even ski slopes just outside of town which attract winter sports fans as soon as the first snow has fallen. In August the town fills up with Cypriots fleeing the summer heat and there is something of a carnival atmosphere with all the cafes and restaurants buzzing with life and traders setting up small stalls for local festivals. If you are lucky enough to be in Platres in the winter, it can be quite busy at weekends, it is a popular place for Limassolians to drive for Sunday lunch so if you are planning to eat out, booking in advance may be a good idea. It is also traditional that if it snows, everybody but everybody drives up to the mountains, look out for people piling snow on the front of their cars when they go home to prove that they have seen some of the white stuff! This might sound a little eccentric but bear in mind, winter temperatures on the coast are usually in the early twenties so it is quite an event. Platres is also the starting point for a number of nature trails and cycling routes, there is a large sports centre in the village itself with football pitch, basketball, tennis, volleyball, a spa and gym. The centre is often used as a training camp for professional athletes from colder countries. There is so much to see in the mountain region, whether exploring the villages- each one has its own charm and traditions. Hiking, discovering the local nature, waterfalls, Venetian bridges, Byzantine churches, rivers (quite a rarity on the island!), mountain bike trails, winter sports, adventure sports…Plus like anywhere in Cyprus it’s just a short drive to the nearest town, beach or city Getting AroundPublic transport is very limited in rural areas although there are pre-bookable rural taxis. Part of the joy of a stay in Platres is the opportunity to discover the Troodos region with its small villages and beautiful landscapes so to make the most of your stay we think a car is essential. Do bear in mind that in the winter the region can get a lot of snow, so a four-wheel drive or other sturdy vehicle is a good idea. If you are renting a car in winter, tell your rental company where you are staying so they can advise on the best choice for you