Tsada

Tsada

Tsada is a relatively big village 8 km north of Paphos city center. In spite of the proximity between them, the 600 m elevation difference gives to the Tsada area a totally different identity. The climate is much cooler all year long (during the hot and humid summers in Paphos the temperature gap can reach 6 °C and it also is one of the few areas in the Paphos district that has some snow almost every year by the end of January.

Tsada was the home village of EOKA national hero Evagoras Pallikarides. Although the history of the village can be counted 500 years ago, there is no significant architectural character, and only a few residences were reconstructed in the traditional way. It can be said that the only thing that makes the village special is the astonishing view towards Paphos and the Mediterranean sea. Currently, property development is taking place in nearby hills, with high-end luxurious villas with panoramic views of Paphos, the Troodos mountains and the Mediterranean.

There is a 12th-century chapel just outside the village that used to be a part of a monastery. Nowadays "Stavros tis Minthis" is right in the middle of the Minthis Hills 18-hole golf course. Here a resort is being developed, with villa designs blending traditional and modern architecture.