The little village of Droushia (Drouseia) has a population of 484. Set on the high ground of the Laona plateau, it is 27kms from Paphos and 10kms from Polis.

This is a very typical Cypriot village with many old stone houses bearing traditional architecture of carved doors and windows of wood along with the renovated village houses. The narrow, winding streets add to the character of the village along with the renovated village houses. There are two coffee shops that cater to the needs of the village, as well as two small supermarkets/kiosks and some very good tavernas like the “O Stathmos”.

There is also a small weaving museum and an open air theatre which hosts events during the summer months. The church of Agios Epifanios, is in the centre of the village and you can explore the ancient monastery of Agios Georgios Nikoxilitis on the eastern side of Droushia. This monastery is thought to have been built in the 15th century and was rebuilt in 1923 after destruction by fire. From Droushia the views – you can see all the way across to the Troodos mountains and, looking north you can see Chrysochou Bay and the seaside towns of Latchi and Polis. Looking west, there are stunning views of the Akamas Peninsula with many huge landforms scattered in between.

The countryside around Droushia is perfect for walking and exploring nature. Mountain bikers, birdwatchers and hikers are equally at home in this beautiful peninsula. Artists and photographers find plenty of inspiration in the amazing rock formations and rolling hills overlooking the coast.  Due to its altitude, Droushia is refreshed by a cool breeze coming from the Akamas.

High-lying areas such as Droushia are particularly popular amongst those in the know during the hot Cyprus summer months. In fact, the name Droushia means ‘cool and fresh’ in Greek, and you will love the fresh mountain breezes when the heat is on.

 If you enjoy homemade traditional food, come to Droushia village which is famous for its fresh Halloumi cheese, produced by the local goat herders.  There are also famous sweets called “Shoushoukkos” and homemade local wine. If you come to our village, we hope you will enjoy the calm and relaxing atmosphere with us.