Kalopanagiotis is located in the Troodos mountain range, in Marathasa Valley area of Nicosia District. Kalopanagiotis is one of the most beautiful resorts on the island with its sulphur springs, traditional architecture and panoramic valley views, and is ideal for agrotourism due its peaceful surroundings.
The Monastery of Agios Ioannis Lampadistis at Kalopanagiotis, is on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list, and features three Byzantine churches with well-preserved frescos dating back to the 9th and up to the 15th century. Other interesting sights include the Venetian bridge and the Kykko watermill. The 16th century bridge was constructed from local stone and until recently served as the only access between the village and the monastery. The watermill has been declared a ‘cultural heritage monument’ by the Cyprus Department of Antiquities and is an imposing site, characteristic of the pre-industrial architectural period.
Kalopanagiotis’ charm with its old chapels and churches, the quaint, cobbled streets and footpaths that lead to beautiful nature trails should not be missed. Kalopanagiotis is located in the Troodos mountain range, in Marathasa Valley area of Lefkosia (Nicosia) district.
Kalopanagiotis is one of the most beautiful resorts on the island with its sulphur springs, traditional architecture and panoramic valley views, and is ideal for agrotourism due its peaceful surroundings.
Degree of urbanization
population of 802
Regional Nursery School
The answer to the need to create a better living and working environment for young families was the establishment and operation of the Marathasa Nursery School "Marathokosmos".
The John Papadouris Foundation provided the funding to establish the school with the vision to support young families so that both parents of young children can work in the local community, where jobs had already emerged.
The creation of a school for young people through a public-private partnership can overcome a key barrier preventing young families from living and working in rural areas.
Particularly when implemented in areas with a growing or potentially growing local economic sector (e.g. agri-tourism) the creation of a nursery school can contribute to positive local development cycles bringing in new families and entrepreneurs.
The solution requires a building to house the school and then funding to equip and staff the school appropriately. The provision of a local bus (or similar) service is crucial to enable children to come to attend the school from different villages in the region.
The Marathokosmos Nursery School was housed in the old building of the Greek Orthodox Primary School of Kalopanagiotis. The renovation of the building, the upgrade of the equipment as well as the reinforcement with modern technological equipment, were financed as a donation by the Foundation.
A model nursery school was created with high standard infrastructure, with technological equipment for digital learning, with an innovative program of education, care, employment and education for children aged 4 months to 6 years, in a full day operation.
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