A delightful day exploring the history, villages and scents of the green heart of Cyprus, the Troodos Mountains.
The tour starts with a visit to the ‘House of Roses’ in Agros village, where we see the workshop before sampling some of the wide variety of products based on roses.
Nearby we visit Niki’s Sweets Factory where almost every vegetable and fruit is turned into delicious confections. So, if you have a sweet tooth you will be delighted!
And for meat eaters we also have good news! Sausages of Agros village stand the taste and smell, which they owe to the particular method of preparation, that is mainly smoked and wine and prepared according to the traditional Cypriot recipe. Quite tasty meats are ham, lountza and bacon. All these we will find in local meat delicatessen workshop.
Through Pelendri we continue our journey to Picturesque Phini village with its famous Pilavakis pottery museum. For many centuries Phini potters were supplying all sorts of pottery to a big part of Cyprus.
Time for lunch with traditional Cypriot dishes in a local Tavern.
After we visit the delights workshop where you can sample delights in various flavors.
Leaving Phini behind we continue lower in the Troodos Mountains and travel through forest and beautiful vineyards to the new Gerolemo winery in a scenic location near Omodos village.
After a guided tour, we enjoy a tasting, one of the ancient offerings to the Gods – wine.
In Omodos we visit the Holy Cross monastery, blessed by Saint Helena. Important relics are housed in the monastery’s museum. Then time to explore the narrow cobbled streets of Omodos with its traditional stone-built houses and local artisan work – pipilla lace, silver jewellery, pottery and leather.