We are currently on Cyprus and want to go to touristic mountain villages such as Kakopetria, Lefkara and Platres. We are interested in walking along streets, going to different shops (be it souvenir or not) and cafes; we are not interested in any religious activity (if any).
On what days of week and what time of day it is best to go there?
On one hand, most shops in other (not so touristic) areas of Cyprus are open till ~18.00-19.00, and are often closed on weekends (as may be expected). However, I think that touristic attractions may open later and/or on weekends. Also obviously around the noon it's very hot, and so this may be not the best time to go.
Also, Google maps advise me that the next Sunday, Aug 15, is a religious holiday; will it affect the situation in the villages?