A journey into the magnificent inland landscape along with the pleasure of locally produced wines. The history of winemaking in Cyprus is very old, one of the oldest in the world. Get to know the wonderful Cyprus wines by wine-tasting and try the grape based delicacies in the traditional villages, old monasteries or wine museums.
Evocative region with rugged coastlines and charming little villages, oozing with culture and lush vines, with rustic and contemporary elements nesting side by side.
Situated in the western shores of Cyprus, villages such as Drouseia, Ineia, Kathikas, Pano and Kato Arodes invite you to visit their windswept vineyards. To get to know the Xynisteri, an indigenous grape variety that grows in a climate tempered by the sea breeze, offering cool yet solid wines with a fine aroma, most probably among the best white wines produced in Cyprus. These and other destinations of the route also invite you to sample the rare Maratheftiko, one of the best red wine varieties of Cyprus.
Panoramic excursion into a glorious inland landscape, accompanied by the delights of the locally produced wines. In the western part of the island, in the district of Pafos (Paphos), at an altitude over 800 metres, the route Vouni Panagias – Ambelitis offers an unparalleled wine experience. The wineries are numerous, the diverse pleasures of equal magnitude. The local Xynisteri grape variety stands out once more, offering white wines of finesse in smell and lightness in body. A taste of green apples, peaches and apricots overflows from the glasses of the Xynisteriots of the area. Additionally, red fruit, violets and roses enrich the other local grape, Maratheftiko, which is also cultivated here. In the villages of this route and especially the Vouni Panagias, Chrysorrogiatissa and Statos – Agios Fotios, you will discover also some the best wines of the indigenous Mavro grape which benefits from the relatively high altitude and a mild climate, offering pleasant dark and rose wines.
A fascinating journey along the Diarizos river, through beautifully unspoiled green surroundings, decked with picturesque vineyards and attractive scenery. Its altitude, at a lower level compared to the other wine growing areas, and the dominance of the local Mavro grape variety, have kept it for years away from the wine scene. However, with the creation of many small wine making units and the introduction of modern vine cultivation, the Diarizos region has transformed into a competitive wine producing area of great promise. Get to know the region and enjoy its striking tranquil scenery, the genuine hospitality of the local people and the pleasurable delights of its expanding wine trade.