Arsos, Vasa, Omodos, Phini, Platres
This beautiful picturesque village according to tradition, got its name from a Holy Alsos (grove) of Goddess Aphrodite where the village is now located. Known for its annual Grape Feast to celebrate its harvest, the village demonstrates local traditional delicacies. Kallena Botanic Garden At an altitude of 900 meters in “Kallena” location we reach the organic cultivation of 20 different fragrant and therapeutic plants. The European type distilleries produce exceptional essential oils.
Omodos village, built at the slope of the mountain, between a verdant carpet of vines, surrounded by mountains that appear as though they were placed in a masterly layout, is one of the most picturesque villages of Cyprus.
The large plaza of the village, with the tiny quaint houses, the tiled roofs and the paved flowery yards, only begin to describe its beauty. The wooden doors and the variously decorated gateways in the narrow alleys, all “drowned” in green, lend a special beauty and charm to the village.
Time for a walk in the colorful cobblestoned square, surrounded by coffee houses, taverns and shops where home handicraft flourishes., The wonderful handmade brocades, tablecloths, threaded quilts, the narrow-knit and Chantilly laces as well as the traditional products, decorate the village.
Ktima Gerolemo winery is located about 1 kilometer north of the village of Omodos at an altitute of 900 metres, in the heart of the wine producing area. Wwewill be guided to a family winery and get introduced to the principles of organic cultivation of the vine, and offrered wine tasting sessions.
Phini village, built on the mountaintops of the Troodos Mountain, probably took its name during the Frank era from a Frank feudal lord-Juan De Feniu. The magic scenery of the blooming trees and the rose bushes near the river banks harmonized with the colors of the forest fulfills the expectations of every traveler.
Cyprus Delights A sweet that’s reputation has gone beyond the frontiers of Cyprus… The local workshop will welcome us to watch the process of making the famous delights and …keep the memory of their sweet taste on our way home!
This picturesque village built in the forest, amphitheatrically in the foothill of the Troodos massif, is the perfect sample of sustainable tourism destination.
The outstanding natural beauty of the river, forming a green valley with a unique flora and breathtaking waterfalls, the nested night gales among the blooming cherry trees and the fruit orchards near the river springs only begin to describe its magic scenery.
The taste of Cyprus encased in luxurious chocolate cups Kommandaria , Zivania and Brandy Sour creams, Kitromilo, Cyprus delight, Walnut Palouse, Almond Glyko, Cyprus coffee cream and many other unique Cyprus fillings, make the creation of delectable, delightful and very original Cyprus chocolates. Let’s attend a demonstration of chocolate making, and taste chocolate from all around the world.
|DELIGHTFUL BY NATURE|
PICK UP PARTICIPANTS FROM HOTELS
PARTICIPANTS FROM LARNAKA PICK UP / DROP OFF POINT: ST.RAPHAEL LIMASSOL HOTEL
|DRIVE TO ARSOS VILLAGE||08.30-09.15|
|ARRIVAL TO KALLENA BOTANIC GARDENS||09.15-11.00|
|DRIVE TO OMODOS VILLAGE||11.00-11.15|
|ARRIVAL AT OMODOS VILLAGE (Coffee Break)||11.15.-11.45|
|VISIT KTIMA GEROLEMO WINERY||11.45-12.45|
|DRIVE TO PHINI VILLAGE||12.45-13.05|
|VISIT THE LOUKOUMIA DELIGHT
VISIT THE SYLVER WORKSHOP (TIME PERMITTED)
|LUNCH AT NERAIDA RESTAURANT (60-90 Minutes)||14.00-15.30|
|DRIVE TO PLATRES VILLAGE||15.30-15.45|
|ARRIVAL AT PLATRES CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP||15.45-16.15|
|DEPARTURE TO LIMASSOL||16.15|