The third village up Troodos mountain is Pedoulas, a summer resort famous for its cherries.
Themain tourist attraction is the painted church of Archangelos Michail in the lower part of the village dates from 1474.
The spectacular scenery is a particular enticement to those who choose to make the mountains their home. There is a great deal of peace and quiet to be found at 1400 metres above sea level and many Cypriots have weekend homes in the mountainous villages where they go and relax in their spare time.
There are many tourist excursions which run in the Troodos mountains to area's such as Omodos which is a restored conservation village and the Kykkos monastery, but it is not a tourist resort for those seeking sun and sea. Skiing is popular in the winter.
For those expatriates wishing to live the simple life and experience the real Cypriot ways, living in a village such as Pedoulas or Platres could be ideal. Many villages are only a short drive from urban area's that provide more in the way of entertainment. Most villages will always have a tavern or two.