• Cyprus Troodos Nature



‘Krassochoria’ (wine villages) and ’Koumandaria’ regions are located on the southern slopes of the Troodos range, to the north of Lemesos (Limassol).

Krassochoria’ (wine villages) and ’Koumandaria’ regions are located on the southern slopes of the Troodos range, to the north of Lemesos (Limassol). The regions are well known for their local wine production and traditional forms of viticulture which are still kept alive. Visitors are welcome in the small wineries that operate in some villages. In the regions, Wine of Controlled Denomination of Origin (WCNO) is made, including ‘Koumandaria’, a sweet wine originally produced by …. The appropriately named ‘vin de Commanderie’ or ‘Koumandaria wine’ is believed to be one of the oldest named wines in the world, having been referred to by its name for eight centuries.

Tip:Visit Omodos village, with its charming cobbled streets, museums, monastery and preserved folk architecture.

Cultural events

Grape feast: takes place during the months of September-October in Arsos, Vasa, Vouni and Koilani villages. During the festival, visitors can watch the demonstration of palouze making, taste the palouze and wines of the region, and enjoy traditional music and dances .


One of the most beautifull villages in Cyprus it nestles in the southern foothills of the Troodos Mountains. At an altitude of 900 meters, Omodos is in the centre of the famous wine making region of the country and is only a 30 minute drive from Limassol town.
The village is built around the Monastery of the Holy Cross which, according to records, dates back to the arrival of Saint Helena in Cyprus (A.D.337). The Monastery is home to a piece of the Holy Rope with which Christ’s hands were tied to the Cross.
Travelling for 25 minutes, just 26km northwest of Limassol, one meets the picturesque village of Lofou. Lofou is listed as an architecturally important village by UNESCO. Little more than 20 years ago it was an abandoned village but now the villagers are returning and restoring the homes in keeping with their original character and is widely regarded as one of the most enchanting and unspoiled villages in Cyprus.
The location of the village is ideal for both winter and summer.
The village of Vouni is situated approximately 22 kilometers north-west of the town of Limassol, at an average altitude of 800 meters above sea level. The village stands out for its traditional architecture, since it is built on a hillside sloping downwards.  Narrow streets going uphill / downhill, stonebuilt houses, wooden doors and others make up the scenery at the centre of the village which is rich in tradition and history.
Among Krasochoria in Limassol, Koilani is one of the most famous, with a rich, long historical tradition and cultural heritage.
It is built in the eastern part of Afamis and its vineyards cover a vast area, lying adjacent to Omodos, Madria, Pera Pedi, Sylikou, Lofou and Vouni.
The village of Arsos is one of the biggest wine producing villages in Cyprus. It lies 40 kilometres from Limassol and 45 kilometres from Paphos It is built on the slopes of Laona mountain, 1092 metres above sea level, with an open horizon on the Valley of the Diarizos River, as far as the sea of Paphos. Thanks to this geographical position, it enjoys a wonderful cool and dry climate in summer and attracts therefore hundreds of holidaymakers.