At the village of Vavatsinia you can enjoy an amazing climate, in one of the cleanest area of Cyprus, where its climate is semi-arid. The landscape is spectacular, covered with closed broadleaved deciduous forest. The climate is classified as mild with dry and hot during the summer season, which is the usual climate that you can find in the mountain villages of Cyprus, following the climate of Mediterranean.
The square and park
The square and park to be found within the area of the village stream, and where the first well of the village is situated which was the main source of drinking water at the time. There where also dug a number of other underground sources of water to augment the village’s water supply. From the square the visitor can walk along the footpath which crisscrosses the stream and can then rest on the platform to be found at its lower part.
Athasia (almond tree) footpath
This is north of the village and one comes across it on travelling to Machairas Monastery. Signposts are to be found giving directions leading to the Athasia cave. The area where the cave is located is called Kakarmata and is within the forest of Machairas. The cave was excavated during the Frankish period by prospectors for copper.
The indigenous tree called ‘Vavatsinia’(mulberry tree)
The indigenous tree called ‘Vavatsinia (mulberry tree) from which the village took its name. This tree exists at the lower end of the village towards the stream. Above the stream passes the road which links the village with other villages. From statements which have passed down from generation to generation the tree was in existence prior to the growth of the village.
The old pine tree
The old pine tree, the trade mark of the village. It s to be found on the grounds of the Saint George coffee house. The building which houses the coffee house was the first schoolhouse of the village. From statements made by the village elders the school preceded saint George’s church and the pine tree was planted by school children.
Machairas Cycling Route
Vavatsinia village is a great point for cyclist. The most popular cycling route is the Machairas route. This 25 kilometres excursion ascends into Machairas forest and on to the Pitsylia area. From Machairas Monastery the route heads west passing through the small villages of Lazanias and Gouri, where it turns south to Farmakas. From Farmakas it heads southwest, descending towards the main Lefkosia (Nicosia) - Palaichori road, with Palaichori dam to the left. From there the road turns left to go through Apliki, climbing steadily for 5 kilometres until it reaches Palaichori itself.
Start Point: Machairas monastery
End Point: Palaichori
Total Distance: 25 kilometres
Difficulty Rate: Although the entire route is on paved roads, there are several steep uphills. It requires a street bicycle with at least 14 speeds or a mountain bike with 21 speeds.
Road Conditions: For the most part this route is on paved roads.
Height Gain: 240 metres
The Events of the village, Christmas, Easter and Summer (Panagias Name Day celebrate the Community) organized by the Community Council and the Youth Centre and supported by the Association of Expatriates and Friends Vavatsinias.