First wine tasting Geotour in Cyprus!
This is a unique wine and geological tour that you can discover the story of the island creation by tasting it in every bottle of wine. The tour starts from the seaside of Limassol district towards the mountains of Troodos region. Along the route we will find different rocks from sea made rocks to volcanic rocks. Along this route we have stops in wineries with vineyards growing on this diversity of rocks. Discover the connection of geology and wine taste and smell.
The villages of Limassol are also called ‘Krasochoria’ (meaning ‘wine villages’) and their soil is ideal for several vine varieties. There are located on sea-made rocks called sedimentary rocks mainly of marls and chalks. No wonder locals can find fossils while cultivating their vineyards.
Here locals used also these rocks also to reduce erosion by creating dry stone walls. These old constructions have formed the unique terrain of stepped cultivation. Local rocks were also used to construct their houses. This is now noticeable within the old part of the villages which retain their authentic identity.
Pano Kivides old village.
Our first stop is the old village of Pano Kivides which was abandoned in 1970 due to often landslides and erosion. That is now located in higher elevation. On a short walk along the ruins of the village we will notice the local stone famous across the island.
A favoured and blessed by God and nature area, an ancient village, inhabited after the Trojan war from the Arcadians of the King Agapinoras. One of the most rich wine production villages, with an enviable history and rich tradition.
In this village we will taste traditional wine products.
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.
In a contemporary winery we will taste the fruits that rocky soils eventually show off the sought-after mineral notes in wine.
Vouni village as its name implies, is built on a low mountain. It has been a vine village since ancient times with sagnificant contribution to the the wine production industry.
The beauty of the scenic narrow streets, the stone build churches and the traditional taverns compose the scenery of this conservative beauty.
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|PICK UP FROM HOTELS
|PICK UP FROM HAVOUZA BUS STATION
|DRIVE TO PANO KIVIDES OLD VILLAGE
ARRIVAL AT PANO KIVIDES / LOCAL STONE PRESENTATION
|DRIVE TO ARSOS VILLAGE
ARRIVAL AT ARSOS VILLAGE / PREPARATION OF DELIGHTS
|DRIVE TO OMODOS VILLAGE
|ARRIVAL AT OMODOS VILLAGE /WINERY TOUR-TASTING
|DRIVE TO VOUNI VILLAGE
|ARRIVAL AT VOUNI VILLAGE / LUNCH
|DEPARTURE TO LIMASSOL